Do lvm2 and lvm2-cluster need to be the same version in RHEL 5, 6, or 7 Resilient Storage clusters?

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  • Do lvm2 and lvm2-cluster need to be the same version in RHEL clusters?
  • Which Channel provides access to lvm2-cluster package for Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server?
  • LVM commands print a string of Cluster request failed: Invalid argument messages on a cluster node.
  • We are not able to start a cluster service containing an lvm resource on any of the nodes From logs it looks like it cannot activate the logical volume, but I'm able to do this manually.
  • Installing 'lvm2-cluster' package in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 fails with the following dependency errors:
$ yum install lvm2-cluster-2.02.40-7.el5.x86_64.rpm
Loaded plugins: rhnplugin, security
Setting up Install Process
Examining lvm2-cluster-2.02.40-7.el5.x86_64.rpm: lvm2-cluster-2.02.40-7.el5.x86_64
Marking lvm2-cluster-2.02.40-7.el5.x86_64.rpm to be installed
Resolving Dependencies
--> Running transaction check
--> Package lvm2-cluster.x86_64 0:2.02.40-7.el5 set to be updated
--> Processing Conflict: lvm2 conflicts lvm2-cluster < 2.02.56
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
lvm2-2.02.56-8.el5_5.6.x86_64 from installed has depsolving problems
--> lvm2 conflicts with lvm2-cluster
Error: lvm2 conflicts with lvm2-cluster
You could try using --skip-broken to work around the problem
You could try running: package-cleanup --problems
                       package-cleanup --dupes
                       rpm -Va --nofiles --nodigest
The program package-cleanup is found in the yum-utils package.
  • Attempting to activate a clustered logical volume exclusively fails:
# lvchange -aey clust/lv1 
  Command failed with status code 5.
  • We updated a cluster node and afterwards it could not start a service with lvm resources:
  Jun 18 11:12:36 rgmanager [lvm] Failed to activate logical volume, myvg/lv01
  Jun 18 11:12:37 rgmanager [lvm] Attempting cleanup of myvg/lv01
  Jun 18 11:12:37 rgmanager 5 events processed
  Jun 18 11:12:40 rgmanager [lvm] Failed second attempt to activate myvg/lv01
  Jun 18 11:12:40 rgmanager start on lvm "lvm-myvg" returned 1 (generic error)


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, or 7 with the Resilient Storage Add On
  • lvm2-cluster

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