[DRBD-user] LINSTOR Satellite DRBD version check

Robert Altnoeder robert.altnoeder at linbit.com
Fri Nov 30 14:09:56 CET 2018

One of the next releases of LINSTOR will add a check for a supported
DRBD installation to the Satellite's startup routines.

The satellite will automatically shutdown if it can not verify that DRBD
9 is installed (that includes cases where the system has a working DRBD
installation, but it is DRBD 8.4.x, 8.3.x or some even older version of
DRBD that is not supported by LINSTOR).

The message is quite obvious:

[Main] ERROR LINSTOR/Satellite - Satellite startup failed, unable to
verify the presence of a supported DRBD installation [Report number

[Thread-14] INFO LINSTOR/Satellite - Shutdown in progress
[Thread-14] INFO LINSTOR/Satellite - Shutdown complete

The error report is even more detailed and also contains information on
supported versions of DRBD.

If you actually intend to run the Satellite without any DRBD
installation at all (this affects mostly future versions that will
manage other types of storage as well), the check can be turned off with
the '--skip-drbd-check' command line option.


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