Chapter 21. Pacemaker cluster properties

Cluster properties control how the cluster behaves when confronted with situations that may occur during cluster operation.

21.1. Summary of cluster properties and options

Table 21.1, “Cluster Properties” summaries the Pacemaker cluster properties, showing the default values of the properties and the possible values you can set for those properties.

There are additional cluster properties that determine fencing behavior. For information on these properties, see Advanced fencing configuration options.

Note

In addition to the properties described in this table, there are additional cluster properties that are exposed by the cluster software. For these properties, it is recommended that you not change their values from their defaults.

Table 21.1. Cluster Properties

OptionDefaultDescription

batch-limit

0

The number of resource actions that the cluster is allowed to execute in parallel. The "correct" value will depend on the speed and load of your network and cluster nodes. The default value of 0 means that the cluster will dynamically impose a limit when any node has a high CPU load.

migration-limit

-1 (unlimited)

The number of migration jobs that the cluster is allowed to execute in parallel on a node.

no-quorum-policy

stop

What to do when the cluster does not have quorum. Allowed values:

* ignore - continue all resource management

* freeze - continue resource management, but do not recover resources from nodes not in the affected partition

* stop - stop all resources in the affected cluster partition

* suicide - fence all nodes in the affected cluster partition

symmetric-cluster

true

Indicates whether resources can run on any node by default.

cluster-delay

60s

Round trip delay over the network (excluding action execution). The "correct" value will depend on the speed and load of your network and cluster nodes.

stop-orphan-resources

true

Indicates whether deleted resources should be stopped.

stop-orphan-actions

true

Indicates whether deleted actions should be canceled.

start-failure-is-fatal

true

Indicates whether a failure to start a resource on a particular node prevents further start attempts on that node. When set to false, the cluster will decide whether to try starting on the same node again based on the resource’s current failure count and migration threshold. For information on setting the migration-threshold option for a resource, see Configuring resource meta options.

Setting start-failure-is-fatal to false incurs the risk that this will allow one faulty node that is unable to start a resource to hold up all dependent actions. This is why start-failure-is-fatal defaults to true. The risk of setting start-failure-is-fatal=false can be mitigated by setting a low migration threshold so that other actions can proceed after that many failures.

pe-error-series-max

-1 (all)

The number of scheduler inputs resulting in ERRORs to save. Used when reporting problems.

pe-warn-series-max

-1 (all)

The number of scheduler inputs resulting in WARNINGs to save. Used when reporting problems.

pe-input-series-max

-1 (all)

The number of "normal" scheduler inputs to save. Used when reporting problems.

cluster-infrastructure

 

The messaging stack on which Pacemaker is currently running. Used for informational and diagnostic purposes; not user-configurable.

dc-version

 

Version of Pacemaker on the cluster’s Designated Controller (DC). Used for diagnostic purposes; not user-configurable.

cluster-recheck-interval

15 minutes

Polling interval for time-based changes to options, resource parameters and constraints. Allowed values: Zero disables polling, positive values are an interval in seconds (unless other SI units are specified, such as 5min). Note that this value is the maximum time between checks; if a cluster event occurs sooner than the time specified by this value, the check will be done sooner.

maintenance-mode

false

Maintenance Mode tells the cluster to go to a "hands off" mode, and not start or stop any services until told otherwise. When maintenance mode is completed, the cluster does a sanity check of the current state of any services, and then stops or starts any that need it.

shutdown-escalation

20min

The time after which to give up trying to shut down gracefully and just exit. Advanced use only.

stop-all-resources

false

Should the cluster stop all resources.

enable-acl

false

Indicates whether the cluster can use access control lists, as set with the pcs acl command.

placement-strategy

default

Indicates whether and how the cluster will take utilization attributes into account when determining resource placement on cluster nodes.

21.2. Setting and removing cluster properties

To set the value of a cluster property, use the following pcs command.

pcs property set property=value

For example, to set the value of symmetric-cluster to false, use the following command.

# pcs property set symmetric-cluster=false

You can remove a cluster property from the configuration with the following command.

pcs property unset property

Alternately, you can remove a cluster property from a configuration by leaving the value field of the pcs property set command blank. This restores that property to its default value. For example, if you have previously set the symmetric-cluster property to false, the following command removes the value you have set from the configuration and restores the value of symmetric-cluster to true, which is its default value.

# pcs property set symmetic-cluster=

21.3. Querying cluster property settings

In most cases, when you use the pcs command to display values of the various cluster components, you can use pcs list or pcs show interchangeably. In the following examples, pcs list is the format used to display an entire list of all settings for more than one property, while pcs show is the format used to display the values of a specific property.

To display the values of the property settings that have been set for the cluster, use the following pcs command.

pcs property list

To display all of the values of the property settings for the cluster, including the default values of the property settings that have not been explicitly set, use the following command.

pcs property list --all

To display the current value of a specific cluster property, use the following command.

pcs property show property

For example, to display the current value of the cluster-infrastructure property, execute the following command:

# pcs property show cluster-infrastructure
Cluster Properties:
 cluster-infrastructure: cman

For informational purposes, you can display a list of all of the default values for the properties, whether they have been set to a value other than the default or not, by using the following command.

pcs property [list|show] --defaults