What is the Virtual IP's failover process on Red Hat Cluster Suite clusters?

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Issue

When cluster node's virtual ip is lost, it will failover to another node. What's the virtual ip's mac address changing process when happen this situation?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), including:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (RHEL4) with Cluster Suite Add-ons
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (RHEL5) Advanced Platform
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6) with High Availability or Resilient Storage Add-ons
  • Red Hat Cluster Suite Cluster with at least 2 nodes.
  • At least 1 service managed by the cluster has an IP resource (also known as Virtual IP or VIP resource).

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