[OpenAFS] Re: failover 1.6.0pre2 dafs

Andrew Deason adeason@sinenomine.net
Sun, 27 Feb 2011 14:39:31 -0600

On Sun, 27 Feb 2011 19:57:46 +0100
Gémes Géza <geza@kzsdabas.hu> wrote:

> I plan to run my two (1.6.0) openafs servers (both are vl pt vol and
> dafs servers) in a failover configuration (the failover supervised by
> a redhat-cluster installation). The data is on a SAN which is attached
> to both servers.

I assume you want this for high-availability of RW data?

> Please tell me if I've overlooked anything. Won't get the the vl and
> pt server confused from running on both addresses declared in
> CellServDB in case of failover?

Yes they will. Why don't you just have a single service IP address, and
have the nodes in an active-passive configuration? When the primary goes
down, the secondary takes the service IP and starts up all of its
processes. It seems like that may be simpler.

Andrew Deason