OES 11 SP2: Novell Cluster Services for Linux Administration Guide

  OES 11 SP2: Novell Cluster Services for Linux Administration Guide
    Overview of Novell Cluster Services
      Why Should I Use Clusters?
      Benefits of Novell Cluster Services
      Product Features
      Clustering for High Availability
      Shared Disk Scenarios
      Terminology
    What’s New or Changed for Novell Cluster Services
      What’s New (OES 11 SP2)
      What’s New (OES 11 SP1)
      What’s New (OES 11)
    Planning for a Cluster
      Determining Your Design Criteria
      Using Cluster Best Practices
      Planning the LAN Connectivity
      Planning the Shared Storage Connectivity
      Planning the Shared Storage Solution
      Planning the eDirectory Deployment
      Planning for Shared Storage as Cluster Resources
      Planning for OES Services as Cluster Resources
    Planning for Novell Cluster Services
      Cluster Administration Requirements
      IP Address Requirements
      Volume ID Requirements
      Hardware Requirements
      Virtualization Environments
      Software Requirements for Cluster Services
      Software Requirements for Cluster Resources
      Shared Disk Configuration Requirements
      SAN Rules for LUN Masking
      Multipath I/O Configuration Requirements
    Installing, Configuring, and Repairing Novell Cluster Services
      Novell Cluster Services Licensing
      Extending the eDirectory Schema to Add Cluster Objects
      Assigning Install Rights for Container Administrators or Non-Administrator Users
      Installing Novell Cluster Services
      Configuring Novell Cluster Services
      Configuring Additional Administrators
      Installing or Updating the Clusters Plug-in for iManager
      Patching Novell Cluster Services
      Removing the NCS Configuration Information from a Node
      Removing a Node from a Cluster
      Adding a Node That Was Previously in the Cluster
      What’s Next
    Upgrading OES 11 Clusters
      Requirements and Guidelines for Upgrading Clusters
      Upgrading Nodes in the Cluster (Rolling Cluster Upgrade)
      Upgrade Issues for OES 11 SP1
      Upgrade Issues for OES 11 SP2
    Upgrading Clusters from OES 2 SP3 to OES 11 SPx
      What’s New and Changed for Clustered Storage
      Supported Upgrade Paths from OES 2 SP3 to OES 11x
      Requirements and Guidelines for Upgrading Clusters from OES 2 SP3
      Adding OES 11x Nodes to an OES 2 SP3 Cluster (Rolling Cluster Upgrade)
      Updating the Clusters Plug-in for Novell iManager
      Upgrading a Cluster with DST Resources from OES 2 SP3 to OES 11x
     Configuring Cluster Policies, Protocols, and Properties
      Understanding Cluster Settings
      Setting Up a Personalized List of Clusters to Manage
      Selecting a Cluster to Manage
      Configuring Quorum Membership and Timeout Policies
      Configuring Cluster Protocols
      Configuring Cluster Event Email Notification
      Configuring Cascade Failover Prevention
      Configuring NCS to Monitor the eDirectory Daemon (ndsd)
      Configuring the Cluster Node Reboot Behavior
      Configuring STONITH
      Viewing or Modifying the NCS Proxy User Assignment in the NCS Management Group
      Viewing or Modifying the Cluster Master IP Address or Port
      Moving a Cluster, or Changing the Node IP Addresses, LDAP Servers, or Administrator Credentials for a Cluster
      What’s Next
     Managing Clusters
      Starting and Stopping Novell Cluster Services
      Taking the Cluster Down
      Selecting a Cluster to Manage
      Monitoring Cluster and Resource States
      Responding to a Start, Failover, or Failback Alert
      Viewing the Cluster Event Log in iManager
      Viewing the Cluster Event Log at the Command Line
      Viewing Summaries of Failed or Incomplete Events from the *.out Log Files
      Generating a Cluster Configuration Report
      Onlining and Offlining (Loading and Unloading) Cluster Resources from a Cluster Node
      Cluster Migrating Resources to Different Nodes
      Removing (Leaving) a Node from the Cluster
      Joining a Node to the Cluster (Rejoining a Cluster)
      Shutting Down Novell Cluster Services When Servicing Shared Storage
      Enabling or Disabling Cluster Maintenance Mode
      Viewing the Cluster Node Properties
      Creating or Deleting Cluster SBD Partitions
      Customizing Cluster Services Management
    Configuring and Managing Cluster Resources
      Planning for Cluster Resources
      Setting Up a Personalized List of Resources to Manage
      Using Cluster Resource Templates
      Creating Cluster Resources
      Configuring a Load Script for a Cluster Resource
      Configuring an Unload Script for a Cluster Resource
      Enabling Monitoring and Configuring the Monitor Script
      Applying Updated Resource Scripts by Offline/Offline, Failover, and Migration
      Configuring the Start, Failover, and Failback Modes for Cluster Resources
      Configuring Preferred Nodes and Node Failover Order for a Resource
      Configuring Resource Priorities for Load Order
      Configuring Resource Mutual Exclusion Groups
      Controlling Resource Monitoring
      Changing the IP Address of a Cluster Resource
      Renaming a Cluster Resource
      Deleting Cluster Resources, or Disabling Clustering for a Pool, LVM Volume Group, or Service
      Additional Information for Creating Cluster Resources
    Quick Reference for Clustering Services and Data
    Configuring and Managing Cluster Resources for Shared NSS Pools and Volumes
      Requirements for Creating Pool Cluster Resources
      Guidelines for Using Pool Cluster Resources
      Initializing and Sharing a SAN Device
      Creating Cluster-Enabled Pools and Volumes
      Cluster-Enabling an Existing NSS Pool and Its Volumes
      Configuring a Load Script for the Shared NSS Pool
      Configuring an Unload Script for the Shared NSS Pool
      Configuring a Monitor Script for the Shared NSS Pool
      Adding Advertising Protocols for NSS Pool Cluster Resources
      Adding NFS Export for a Clustered Pool Resource
      Mirroring and Cluster-Enabling Shared NSS Pools and Volumes
      Renaming a Clustered NSS Pool
      Renaming a Clustered NSS Volume
      Renaming the Mount Point Path for a Shared NSS Volume (Using a Custom Mount Point for a Shared NSS Volume)
      Changing the Name Space for a Clustered NSS Volume
      Adding a Volume to a Clustered Pool
      Changing an Assigned Volume ID
      Expanding the Size of a Clustered Pool
      Deleting NSS Pool Cluster Resources
      Disabling Clustering for a Pool
      Deleting and Re-Creating a Pool Cluster Resource (Disabling and Re-Enabling Clustering for a Pool)
      Deleting a Clustered Pool
    Configuring and Managing Cluster Resources for Shared LVM Volume Groups
      Requirements for Creating LVM Cluster Resources
      Initializing a SAN Device
      Configuring an LVM Volume Group Cluster Resource with NSS Management Tools
      Configuring an LVM Cluster Resource with LVM Commands and the Generic File System Template
      Creating a Virtual Server Object for an LVM Volume Group Cluster Resource
      Enabling NCP File Access for a Clustered LVM Volume
      Modifying the LVM Resource Scripts for Other Services
      Renaming the Mount Point Path for a Clustered LVM Volume
      Renaming a Clustered LVM Logical Volume
      Disabling Clustering for an LVM Volume Group and Logical Volume
      Deleting a Clustered LVM Volume Group and Logical Volume
      Deleting a Clustered LVM Volume (Created in NSSMU or NLVM)
      Linux LVM Management Tools
    Upgrading and Managing Cluster Resources for Linux POSIX Volumes with CSM Containers
      Requirements for Using CSM Cluster Resources
      Identifying CSM-Based Resources
      Deporting the CSM Containers with Segment Managers
      Modifying the Scripts for CSM Resources without a Segment Manager
      Modifying the Scripts for CSM Resources with a Segment Manager
      Configuring and Adding OES 11x Nodes to the OES 2 SP3 Cluster
      Configuring the Preferred Nodes and Cluster Settings for a CSM Cluster Resource
      Verifying the Load and Unload Scripts
      Creating an NCP Virtual Server Object for a CSM Cluster Resource
      Deleting a Cluster Resource
    Configuring Novell Cluster Services in a Virtualization Environment
      Prerequisites for Xen Host Server Environments
      Virtual Machines as Cluster Resources
      Virtual Machines as Cluster Nodes
      Virtual Cluster Nodes in Separate Clusters
      Mixed Physical and Virtual Node Clusters
      Additional Information
    Troubleshooting Novell Cluster Services
      File Location Information
      Version Issues
      Diagnosing a Poison Pill Condition
      Diagnosing Cluster Problems
      Master IP Address Problem
      Why didn’t my resource go to the node I specified?
      iManager: Error 500 Occurs while Connecting to a Cluster
      iManager: Error 500 Occurs after Installing or Updating the Clusters Plug-In for Novell iManager 2.7.5
      iManager: Problems with Clusters Plug-In After Update for Novell iManager 2.7.5
      A Device Name Is Required to Create a Cluster Partition
      Cluster Resource Goes Comatose Immediately After Migration or Failover
      Cannot Authenticate to Remote Servers during Cluster Configuration
      Cannot Connect to an iSCSI Target
      Errors when Deleting a Cluster Resource or Clustered Pool
      Is there a way to uninstall Novell Cluster Services from a server?
      Running supportconfig Concurrently on Multiple Nodes Causes Cluster Problems
      Error NFS Stale Handle Reported on Host when Cluster Failover Occurs
      Error 20897 - This node is not a cluster member
      Error 499 - Could not delete this resource Data_Server
      Error 603 - smdr.novell is not registered with SLP for a new cluster resource
      Migration Authentication Error Occurs when Connecting to a New Cluster Resource on the Target Server
      Communications Errors
    Security Considerations
      Cluster Administration Rights
      Ports
      Email Alerts
      Log Files
      Configuration Files
    Console Commands for Novell Cluster Services
      Cluster Management Commands
      Business Continuity Clustering Commands
      OES Installation extend_schema Command
      SBD Utility
      DotOutParser Utility
      CSMPORT Utility (Cluster Segment Manager Import/Export)
      ncs-configd.py Script (Pushing Configuration Updates to All Nodes)
      ncs_install.py Script (Extending the Schema, Monitoring NDSD, or Removing NCS Configuration)
      ncs_ncpserv.py Script (Creating an NCP Virtual Server Object for a Clustered LVM Volume Group)
      ncs_resource_scripts.pl Script (Modifying Resource Scripts Outside of iManager)
      NCPCON Mount Command for NCP and NSS Volumes
    Files for Novell Cluster Services
    Electing a Master Node
      Master-Election Algorithm for OES 11 and Earlier
      New Master-Election Algorithm for OES 11 SP1 and Later
    Clusters Plug-In Changes for Novell iManager 2.7.5
     Documentation Updates
      January 2014 (OES 11 SP2)
      August 2012 (OES 11 SP1)
    Legal Notices