[DRBD-user] LINBIT getting involved in Heartbeat

Romain CHANU romainchanu at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 13:05:08 CET 2009

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

Hi Florian,

My bad for my first email. I meant "You recommend the use of *Heartbeat*
over OpenAIS / Corosync" (combined with Pacemaker).

The explanations are quite clear :-)

I am working on a two-node cluster with DRBD, Pacemaker. I guess I will
follow your advices and go for Heartbeat as the messaging layer.

Thank you and I stay tuned for any updates from LINBIT regarding Heartbeat.



2009/11/17 Florian Haas <florian.haas at linbit.com>

> On 2009-11-17 09:47, Stefan Seifert wrote:
> > On Tuesday, 17. November 2009, Florian Haas wrote:
> >
> >> In contrast, OpenAIS/Corosync has two issues which are likely to affect
> >> specifically DRBD based 2-node clusters, and happen to be largely
> >> irrelevant for larger or non DRBD based clusters:
> >>
> >> - redundant rings are suffering from breakage;
> >> - cluster messaging does not support unicast.
> >
> > Also it would seem that OpenAIS does not support serial links between
> nodes
> > which makes it a NOGO for me. After years of being indoctrinated (for
> example
> > by you :) that having several independent communication paths is
> mandatory, I
> > just cannot go back that easily.
> Yes, having several independent comm paths is a good idea, and as I said
> OpenAIS/Corosync is currently lacking in that regard. However, we
> definitely do advise *against* using serial links for cluster
> communications, and have done so ever since we started recommending
> using Heartbeat 2.x in CRM mode.
> With Heartbeat and Pacemaker, just as with Heartbeat 2.x with built-in
> CRM, don't use serial links. Use redundant network links. Serial links
> will break once your CIB reaches a certain size, and the cluster manager
> decides it must push a full CIB across the wire.
> Cheers,
> Florian
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