[DRBD-user] Nodes do not connect

Nelson Hicks nelsonh at socket.net
Tue Dec 10 18:16:43 CET 2013

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

It sounds like there's no IP connectivity between the hosts. Double 
check the IP addresses in the resource config file and make sure the 
primary can ping the second node and vice versa. You may have an error 
in your network configuration file or need a network driver installed. 
I'm not familiar with OpenSUSE, so I probably can't help you more than 
google can with that part.

The console message says DRBD is configured to wait forever for the DRBD 
resource to wake up, so if there's a problem with the network settings 
on the second node (or the first node), DRBD will prevent bootup from 

I have the same problem with typing 'yes' to the console to bypass that 
prompt not working on my Ubuntu servers, so I don't know what to do 
about that except to set a wfc-timeout in the drbd.conf file.

Nelson Hicks
Network Operations
(573) 817-0000 ext. 210
nelsonh at socket.net

On 12/10/2013 04:17 AM, Michael Dukelsky wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a 2-node setup (primary-secondary), each node has hardware 
> RAID1 and one of the partitions is used for drbd. No LVM is used, just 
> ext4. Everything worked fine until I decided to reinstall the OS on 
> both nodes. I had some reasons to reinstall instead of upgrading. I 
> made it first on the second node, then on the first one, so each time 
> one copy of files was intact and the other node files were restored by 
> synchronization.
> There is a problem now. If I reboot the second node I get the 
> following at the console:
> DRBD's startup script waits for the peer node(s) to appear.
> - In case this node was already a degraded cluster before the
>   reboot the timeout is 0 seconds. [degr-wfc-timeout]
> - If the peer was available before the reboot the timeout will
>   expire after 0 seconds. [wfc-timeout]
>   (These values are for resource 'r0'; 0 sec -> wait forever)
> To abort waiting enter 'yes' [ 222]:
> Typing yes changes nothing except "To abort waiting enter 'yes' [ 
> nnn]:" is printed once more. In another console I see
> 1:r0  WFConnection Secondary/Unknown UpToDate/DUnknown C r-----
> And no connection appears. How can I make the nodes to connect?
> I use opensuse 12.3 with DRBD module version 8.3.13 and userland 
> version 8.3.11 installed from the repository.
> Best regards,
> Michael Dukelsky
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