Highly available LINSTOR Controller with Pacemaker

Part of the design of LINSTOR is that if the central LINSTOR Controller goes down, all the storage still remains up and accessible. This should allow ample time to repair the downed system hosting the LINSTOR Controller. Still, in the majority of cases, it is preferred to run the LINSTOR Controller in a container within […]

LINBIT’s DRBD ships with integration to VCS

The LINBIT DRBD software has been updated with an integration for Veritas Infoscale Availability (VIA). VIA, formerly known as Veritas Cluster Server (VCS), is a proprietary cluster manager for building highly available clusters on Linux. Examples of application cluster capabilities are Network File Sharing databases or e-commerce websites. VCS solves the same problem as the […]

Don’t Settle for Downtime

Innovative Data Storage Can Save Cash, Headaches, and Your Data Storage Downtime is Unacceptable When the network goes down, everyone is mildly annoyed, but when the storage goes down,  “Everyone loses their mind, ” as the Joker would say.  And for good reason. No one likes losing payroll data, shipments, customer information, financial transactions, or […]

Change the cluster distribution without downtime

Recently we’ve upgraded one of our virtualization clusters (more RAM), and in the course of this did an upgrade of the virtualization hosts from Ubuntu Lucid to RHEL 6.3 — without any service interruption.

DRBD resources need different monitor intervals

As briefly mentioned in Pacemaker Explained, DRBD devices need two different values set for their monitor intervals: primitive pacemaker-resource-name ocf:linbit:drbd \ params drbd_resource=”drbd-resource” \ op monitor interval=”61s” role=”Slave” \ op monitor interval=”59s” role=”Master” The reason is that Pacemaker distinguishes monitor operations by their resource and their interval – but not by their role. So, if […]