April 17, 2009

Fencing in a non-shared storage cluster?

I'm trying to configure a high availability cluster for Squid. There will be no shared storage device. The problem relates to the time required for starting and stopping the fencing daemon. Is it possible just to disable this?

I've tried the "clean_start=0" and "post_join_delay=-1" but without success

The short answer is no. Even though you could argue that the primary...

The short answer is no. Even though you could argue that the primary objective of fencing is to protect your data, and that you have no shared storage, fencing also helps keep you cluster "sane". You'll otherwise end up with "split brain" and and other strange events.
I'd even go as far as to try and have quorum disk with my fencing even if I don't have a need for shared storage file system between my system.

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The short answer is no. Even though you could argue that the primary...

The short answer is no. Even though you could argue that the primary objective of fencing is to protect your data, and that you have no shared storage, fencing also helps keep you cluster "sane". You'll otherwise end up with "split brain" and and other strange events.
I'd even go as far as to try and have quorum disk with my fencing even if I don't have a need for shared storage file system between my system.

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