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3. Identify nodes to deploy resources.
Identify the nodes where each resource group could run. The list of those
nodes are a candidate value for the NodeList attribute of each resource in a
group. Check that all the resources in a group can be deployed on the same
set of nodes. If not, grouping may be incorrect. Reconsider grouping.
4. Define relationships among resource groups.
Find dependencies among resource groups. Begin with applying the following
Partitions must be started one-by-one in sequential order. Use
relationships among the partitions.
Each partition depends on an NFS server running somewhere in the
cluster. Use
DependsOnAny relationships between the partitions and the
NFS server.
To designate which partitions can collocate, use the following relationships.
Collocated relationship between two resources ensures they are
located on the same node.
AntiColloated relationship between two resources ensures they are
located on different nodes.
Affinity relationship between resources A and B encourages locating
A on the same node where B is already running.
AntiAffinity relationship between resource A and B encourages
locating A on different nodes from the one B is already running on.
6.2.4 Basic implementation with the regdb2salin script
This section describes the implementation steps using the regdb2salin script.
The implementation steps are summarized below:
Creating a peer domain
Setting up a highly available NFS server
Checking the mount points for file systems
Creating an equivalency for network interfaces
Running the db2regsarin script
Sample configuration
We use the configuration in Figure 6-6 on page 328 as in example in the rest of
this section.
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Figure 6-6 A sample configuration for basic implementation
This example is a variant of our lab configuration tailored to be used with the
regdb2sarin script. The file systems in Table 6-1 reside in DS4400.
Table 6-1 File system used in the sample configuration
In this example, we also assume that:
The instance name is db2inst1.
The service IP address for database clients is
LVM is not used.
/db2sharedhome is shared via NFS and mounted on /home/db2inst1.
Use one SCSI disk (/dev/sde) as a tie breaker.
Mount point Usage
/dev/sdb1 /db2sharedhome The instance owner’s home directory
/dev/sdb2 /varlibnfs The NFS-related files
/dev/sdc1 /db2db/db2inst1/NODE0000 The database directory for partition 0
/dev/sdc2 /db2db/db2inst1/NODE0001 The database directory for partition 1
/dev/sde N/A The tie-breaker disk
SAN (Service IP)
Public LAN
Partition0 IP)
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Creating a peer domain
Before defining resources, you must prepare a peer domain where your
resources are deployed. Follow the steps below.
1. Prepare participating nodes for secure communication.
For nodes to join the cluster, they must be prepared for secure
communication within the cluster. Use the preprpnode command to enable
nodes’ secure communication.
preprpnode hostname1 hostname2 ....
hostnames are the host name of nodes to be enabled. For our sample
configuration, we have to enable two nodes, db2rb01 and db2rb02.
# preprpnode db2rb01 db2rb02
2. Create a peer domain.
To create a peer domain, use the mkrpdomain command.
mkrpdomain domainname hostname hostname ....
domainname is the name of a domain you create, and hostnames are the
host names of the participating nodes. For our sample configuration, we
create a peer domain named SA_Domain.
# mkrpdomain SA_Domain db2rb01 db2rb02
3. Start the peer domain.
Once you create the domain, start it with the startrpdomain command.
# startrpdomain SA_domain
It takes a while for the domain to be online. Use the lsrpdomain command to
see the running status of the domain.
# lsrpdomain
Name OpState RSCTActiveVersion MixedVersions TSPort GSPort
SA_Domain Online No 12347 12348
4. Create a tie breaker (optional).
In a two-nodes only cluster a tie breaker is required. A tie breaker exclusively
uses one SCSI disk for cluster quorum duties. The disk can be a very small
logical disk of a disk array, but it must be dedicated to the tie breaker.
To create a tie breaker with a SCSI disk, you have to have four parameters
for the disk to identify it: HOST, CHANNEL, ID, and LUN. With the block
Note: You cannot define resources before the domain gets online. Make
sure that the domain is online before you keep on.

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