It is possible for a cluster to include resources with dependencies that are not themselves managed by the cluster. In this case, you must ensure that those dependencies are started before Pacemaker is started and stopped after Pacemaker is stopped.
As of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4, you can configure your startup order to account for this situation by means of the
resource-agents-deps target. You can create a
systemd drop-in unit for this target and Pacemaker will order itself appropriately relative to this target.
For example, if a cluster includes a resource that depends on the external service
foo that is not managed by the cluster, you can create the drop-in unit
/etc/systemd/system/resource-agents-deps.target.d/foo.conf that contains the following:
After creating a drop-in unit, run the
systemctl daemon-reload command.
A cluster dependency specified in this way can be something other than a service. For example, you may have a dependency on mounting a file system at
/srv, in which case you would create a
srv.mount for it according to the
systemd documentation, then create a drop-in unit as described here with
srv.mount in the
.conf file instead of
foo.service to make sure that Pacemaker starts after the disk is mounted.