Chapter 7. Managing Cluster Resources

This chapter describes various commands you can use to manage cluster resources. It provides information on the following procedures.

7.1. Manually Moving Resources Around the Cluster

You can override the cluster and force resources to move from their current location. There are two occasions when you would want to do this:
  • When a node is under maintenance, and you need to move all resources running on that node to a different node
  • When a single resource needs to be moved
To move all resources running on a node to a different node, you put the node in standby mode. For information on putting a cluster node in standby node, see Section 3.2.4, “Standby Mode”.
You can move individually specified resources in either of the following ways.

7.1.1. Moving a Resource from its Current Node

To move a resource off the node on which it is currently running, use the following command, specifying the resource_id of the node as defined. Specify the destination_node. if you want to indicate on which node to run the resource that you are moving.
pcs resource move resource_id [destination_node] [--master] [lifetime=lifetime]

Note

When you execute the pcs resource move command, this adds a constraint to the resource to prevent it from running on the node on which it is currently running. You can execute the pcs resource clear or the pcs constraint delete command to remove the constraint. This does not necessarily move the resources back to the original node; where the resources can run at that point depends on how you have configured your resources initially.
If you specify the --master parameter of the pcs resource ban command, the scope of the constraint is limited to the master role and you must specify master_id rather than resource_id.
You can optionally configure a lifetime parameter for the pcs resource move command to indicate a period of time the constraint should remain. You specify the units of a lifetime parameter according to the format defined in ISO 8601, which requires that you specify the unit as a capital letter such as Y (for years), M (for months), W (for weeks), D (for days), H (for hours), M (for minutes), and S (for seconds).
To distinguish a unit of minutes(M) from a unit of months(M), you must specify PT before indicating the value in minutes. For example, a lifetime parameter of 5M indicates an interval of five months, while a lifetime parameter of PT5M indicates an interval of five minutes.
The lifetime parameter is checked at intervals defined by the cluster-recheck-interval cluster property. By default this value is 15 minutes. If your configuration requires that you check this parameter more frequently, you can reset this value with the following command.
pcs property set cluster-recheck-interval=value
You can optionally configure a --wait[=n] parameter for the pcs resource ban command to indicate the number of seconds to wait for the resource to start on the destination node before returning 0 if the resource is started or 1 if the resource has not yet started. If you do not specify n, the default resource timeout will be used.
The following command moves the resource resource1 to node example-node2 and prevents it from moving back to the node on which it was originally running for one hour and thirty minutes.
pcs resource move resource1 example-node2 lifetime=PT1H30M
The following command moves the resource resource1 to node example-node2 and prevents it from moving back to the node on which it was originally running for thirty minutes.
pcs resource move resource1 example-node2 lifetime=PT30M
For information on resource constraints, see Chapter 6, Resource Constraints.

7.1.2. Moving a Resource to its Preferred Node

After a resource has moved, either due to a failover or to an administrator manually moving the node, it will not necessarily move back to its original node even after the circumstances that caused the failover have been corrected. To relocate resources to their preferred node, use the following command. A preferred node is determined by the current cluster status, constraints, resource location, and other settings and may change over time.
pcs resource relocate run [resource1] [resource2] ...
If you do not specify any resources, all resource are relocated to their preferred nodes.
This command calculates the preferred node for each resource while ignoring resource stickiness. After calculating the preferred node, it creates location constraints which will cause the resources to move to their preferred nodes. Once the resources have been moved, the constraints are deleted automatically. To remove all constraints created by the pcs resource relocate run command, you can run the pcs resource relocate clear command. To display the current status of resources and their optimal node ignoring resource stickiness, run the pcs resource relocate show command.