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Pro Linux High Availability Clustering by Sander van Vugt

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CHAPTER 5

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Configuring Essential Cluster Settings

When setting up a cluster, there are some basic settings to take care of. These are settings that apply to the entire cluster and define how the cluster is operating under specific conditions. Also, you have to make sure that STONITH (Shoot The Other Node In The Head), also known as fencing, is taken care of. This chapter shows you how and introduces the following topics:

  • Specifying default cluster settings
  • Setting up STONITH
  • Using fencing on Red Hat clusters

Specifying Default Cluster Settings

Before creating anything in the cluster, you should take a minute to think about some default cluster ...

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