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Pro Linux High Availability Clustering by Sander van Vugt

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CHAPTER 3

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Configuring the Membership Layer

For nodes to be able to see one another, you have to configure the cluster membership layer. This layer consists of the infrastructure that is used by the nodes for communication, as well as a software layer that has the nodes actually communicate. This chapter explains how to configure the membership layer. The following topics are discussed:

  • Configuring the network
  • Dealing with multicast
  • corosync or cman?
  • Configuring corosync
  • Configuring cman

Configuring the Network

Before even starting to think about configuration of the software, you’ll have to set up the physical network, and there are a few choices ...

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