[Linux-cluster] How to disable node?

Jakov Sosic jakov.sosic at srce.hr
Mon Aug 31 20:59:18 UTC 2009

On Mon, 31 Aug 2009 15:30:13 -0500
Alan A <alan.zg at gmail.com> wrote:

> You have to give your cluster 2 node setting on remaining two nodes.
> How can I define a two-node cluster if a majority is needed to reach
> quorum?
> We had to allow two-node clusters, so we made a special exception to
> the quorum rules. There is a special setting "two_node" in
> the /etc/cluster.conf file that looks like this:
> <cman expected_votes="1" two_node="1"/>
> This will allow one node to be considered enough to establish a
> quorum. Note that if you configure a quorum disk/partition, you don't
> want two_node="1".
> http://sources.redhat.com/cluster/wiki/FAQ/CMAN#two_node

Yeah I know how to set up two_node cluster, but didn't know that
reconfiguration is the only way out when one node is missing :( I'm
disappointed with this limitation, I hope that developers will sort it
out for RHEL6 :(

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