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What is fencing and why is it important?

Updated 2014-04-07T08:46:48+00:00

Issue

  • What is fencing and why is it important?
  • Why is fencing a requirement for a RHEL cluster?
  • Is it possible to setup a cluster without fencing?
  • What problems might occur if I do not have fencing configured?

Environment

  • Red Hat Cluster Suite 4+
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 5 (with the High Availability or Resilient Storage Add Ons)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 6 (with the High Availability or Resilient Storage Add Ons)

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