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/etc/ocfs2/cluster.conf - Cluster configuration file for the o2cb cluster

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/etc/ocfs2/cluster.conf - Cluster configuration file for the o2cb cluster stack.


The cluster layout of the o2cb cluster stack is specified in /etc/ocfs2/cluster.conf. It lists the name of the cluster, the nodes comprising that cluster and its heartbeat regions. The cluster stack expects this file to be the same on all nodes in that cluster.
This file should be populated using the o2cb(8) cluster configuration utility. A sample of the same is shown in the example section.


The configuration file is divided into three types of stanzas, each with a list of parameters and values. The three stanza types are cluster, node and heartbeat. While a configuration file can store definitions of multiple clusters, the o2cb cluster stack allows only one cluster to be active at any one time. The name of this active cluster is stored in /etc/sysconfig/o2cb [ o2cb.sysconfig(5)].
The cluster stanza specifies the name of the cluster, number of nodes and the heartbeat mode. The cluster name can include upto 16 alphanumeric characters [0-9A-Za-z]. No special characters are allowed.
Parameters Description
node_count Number of nodes in the cluster
heartbeat_mode local or global heartbeat
name Cluster name (upto 16 alphanumeric chars [0-9A-Za-z])
The node stanza specifies the node name that is part of the cluster alongwith its IPv4 address, port and node number. The node name must match the hostname. The domain name is not required. For example, can be appserver1. The IPv4 address need not be the one associated with that hostname. As in, any valid IPv4 address on that node can be used. The o2cb cluster stack will not attempt to match the node name (hostname) with the specified IPv4 address. A low-latency private interconnect address is recommended for best performance.
Parameters Description
ip_port IPv4 port
ip_address IPv4 address (private interconnect recommended)
number Node number (0 - 254)
name Node name (hostname without the domain name)
cluster Cluster name (should match the name in the cluster stanza)
The heartbeat stanza specifies the global heartbeat region UUIDs. A cluster can have upto 32 heartbeat regions. This is an optional stanza and is only required if the global heartbeat mode is enabled. In other words, the regions are only used if heartbeat_mode = global is in the cluster stanza. If not, this stanza is ignored.
Parameters Description
region Heartbeat region UUID
cluster Cluster name (should match the name in the cluster stanza)
While manual editing is not recommended, users doing so must follow the format strictly. The stanza should start at the first column and end with a colon. The parameters must start after a tab. A blank line must demarcate each stanza. Care should be taken to avoid stray white-spaces.


The example below illustrates populating a cluster.conf with a cluster called webcluster, having 3 nodes and 3 global heartbeat regions, using the o2cb(8) utility.
$ o2cb add-cluster webcluster
$ o2cb add-node webcluster node7 --ip --number 7 $ o2cb add-node webcluster node6 --ip --number 6 $ o2cb add-node webcluster node10 --ip --number 10
$ o2cb add-heartbeat webcluster /dev/sdg1 $ o2cb add-heartbeat webcluster /dev/sdk1 $ o2cb add-heartbeat webcluster /dev/sdh1
$ o2cb heartbeat-mode webcluster global
$ o2cb list-cluster webcluster heartbeat: region = 77D95EF51C0149D2823674FCC162CF8B cluster = webcluster
heartbeat: region = DCDA2845177F4D59A0F2DCD8DE507CC3 cluster = webcluster
heartbeat: region = BBA1DBD0F73F449384CE75197D9B7098 cluster = webcluster
node: ip_port = 7777 ip_address = number = 7 name = node7 cluster = webcluster
node: ip_port = 7777 ip_address = number = 6 name = node6 cluster = webcluster
node: ip_port = 7777 ip_address = number = 10 name = node10 cluster = webcluster
cluster: node_count = 3 heartbeat_mode = global name = webcluster


o2cb(7) o2cb(8) o2cb.sysconfig(5)


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