QDisk votes are not being registered and quorum device showing offline in RHEL cluster when nodes join

Solution Unverified - Updated -

Issue

  • quorum disk is offline although we see in log file:
Jul 23 10:04:37 node1 qdiskd[13026]: Quorum Partition: /dev/block/253:5 Label: myqdisk
Jul 23 10:04:37 node1 qdiskd[13026]: Quorum Daemon Initializing
Jul 23 10:04:39 node1 qdiskd[13026]: Initial score 0/3
Jul 23 10:04:39 node1 qdiskd[13026]: Initialization complete
  • The QDisk votes are not being counted in the cluster, as seen in cman_tool status output
Nodes: 2
Expected votes: 3
Total votes: 2
Node votes: 1
Quorum: 2  
  • The quorum device shows as offline in clustat after the cluster has formed
 Member Name                             ID   Status
 ------ ----                             ---- ------
 node1                                       1 Online
 node2                                       2 Online, Local
 /dev/block/253:6                            0 Offline, Quorum Disk

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or 6 with the High Availability Add On
  • Cluster configured to use a quorum device

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