2.5. Configuring a High Availability Application

After creating a cluster and configuring fencing for the nodes in the cluster, you define and configure the components of the high availability service you will run on the cluster. To complete your cluster setup, perform the following steps.
  1. Configure shared storage and file systems required by your application. For information on high availability logical volumes, see Appendix F, High Availability LVM (HA-LVM). For information on the GFS2 clustered file system, see the Global File System 2 manual.
  2. Optionally, you can customize your cluster's behavior by configuring a failover domain. A failover domain determines which cluster nodes an application will run on in what circumstances, determined by a set of failover domain configuration options. For information on failover domain options and how they determine a cluster's behavior, see the High Availability Add-On Overview. For information on configuring failover domains, see Section 4.8, “Configuring a Failover Domain”.
  3. Configure cluster resources for your system. Cluster resources are the individual components of the applications running on a cluster node. For information on configuring cluster resources, see Section 4.9, “Configuring Global Cluster Resources”.
  4. Configure the cluster services for your cluster. A cluster service is the collection of cluster resources required by an application running on a cluster node that can fail over to another node in a high availability cluster. You can configure the startup and recovery policies for a cluster service, and you can configure resource trees for the resources that constitute the service, which determine startup and shutdown order for the resources as well as the relationships between the resources. For information on service policies, resource trees, service operations, and resource actions, see the High Availability Add-On Overview. For information on configuring cluster services, see Section 4.10, “Adding a Cluster Service to the Cluster”.