1.4. Cluster Configuration Considerations

When configuring a Red Hat High Availability Add-On cluster, you must take the following considerations into account:
  • Red Hat does not support cluster deployments greater than 16 full cluster nodes. It is possible, however, to scale beyond that limit with remote nodes running the pacemaker_remote service. For information on the pacemaker_remote service, see Section 8.4, “The pacemaker_remote Service”.
  • The use of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) for obtaining an IP address on a network interface that is utilized by the corosync daemons is not supported. The DHCP client can periodically remove and re-add an IP address to its assigned interface during address renewal. This will result in corosync detecting a connection failure, which will result in fencing activity from any other nodes in the cluster using corosync for heartbeat connectivity.