[DRBD-user] Error setting up DRBD9 Proxmox VE5

Görz, Eric E.Goerz at funkemedien.de
Fri Sep 29 07:34:44 CEST 2017

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Dear Roland,

you were totally right. The default kernel-module in Proxmox5 is the latest drbd8 module. After installing pve-headers and drbd-dkms (v9) everything works fine! Thanks!

Best regards,


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Von: drbd-user-bounces at lists.linbit.com [mailto:drbd-user-bounces at lists.linbit.com] Im Auftrag von Roland Kammerer
Gesendet: Donnerstag, 28. September 2017 09:39
An: drbd-user at lists.linbit.com
Betreff: Re: [DRBD-user] Error setting up DRBD9 Proxmox VE5

On Wed, Sep 27, 2017 at 02:05:49PM +0000, Görz, Eric wrote:
> Hi list,
> as already mentioned in http://lists.linbit.com/pipermail/drbd-user/2017-August/023478.html there is still an error while initialize a DRBD9 cluster with drbdmanaged on Proxmox VE5.
> root at XYZ:~# drbdmanage init
> You are going to initialize a new drbdmanage cluster.
> CAUTION! Note that:
>   * Any previous drbdmanage cluster information may be removed
>   * Any remaining resources managed by a previous drbdmanage installation
>     that still exist on this system will no longer be managed by 
> drbdmanage
> Confirm:
>   yes/no: yes
> Error: External command failed:
> drbdsetup new-resource .drbdctrl 0
> Command output:
>   (stdout)
> Command exited with exit_code 20
> Initialization failed
> root at XYZ:~# drbdsetup new-resource .drbdctrl 0 Excess arguments: 0
> So it should look like "drbdsetup new-resource .drbdctrl_0"

No, it should not. See for example the corresponding man-page for drbdsetup (the DRBD 9 version, *not* the 8.x version).

> Any idea to solve this? Since there is a dedicated proxmox-5 repo for drbd9 i would like to use drbdmanaged...

My best guess at this point would be you loaded an in kernel 8.4 module and try to use it like DRBD 9.

Regards, rck
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