Support Policies for RHEL High Availability clusters - corosync

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Applicable Environments

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 or 7 with the High Availability Add-On

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This guide lays out the policies applicable to Red Hat's support for the RHEL High Availability cluster software in the area of the corosync component and its related settings. Users of the RHEL High Availability product should adhere to these policies in order to be eligible for assistance from Red Hat with the appropriate product support subscriptions.


Usage outside of a RHEL High Availability cluster: Red Hat only supports usage of corosync in the context of a RHEL High Availability cluster utilizing the full cluster stack that is a part of the High Availability Add-On. Specifically:

  • RHEL 7: Red Hat only provides support for the corosync component when used in conjunction with pacemaker.
  • RHEL 6: Red Hat only provides support for the corosync component when used in conjunction with cman - regardless of whether pacemaker is used.

Cluster deployments that use corosync in a stand-alone manner or without these components will not receive support from Red Hat.

totem token limits: Red Hat places the following supported limits on the totem token setting that controls the timing and timeouts of ORF tokens (aka heartbeats) within a cluster:

  • RHEL 7: Maximum 300000 ms (300 s), no minimum
  • RHEL 6: Maximum 300000 ms (300 s), minimum 5000 ms (5 s)

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