How to install High Availability and/or Resilient Storage cluster packages in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7, 8?

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Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6, 7, 8 with the High Availability or Resilient Storage Add-On

Issue

  • How to install cluster packages on Red Hat Enterprise Linux ?
  • Are there package groups in yum that will provide High Availability and Resilient Storage packages?
  • How to install High Availability and Resilient Storage packages ?
  • Is there a repo that needs to be enabled to install cluster packages?
  • How to install GFS2?

Resolution

Contents

  1. Registering Systems to Install High Availability Packages
  2. Registering Systems to Install Resilient Storage Packages
  3. Installing Packages Using the Conga Cluster Administration Server in RHEL 6
  4. Installing Packages using yum

Registering Systems to Install High Availability Packages

  • Each node in the cluster must have the appropriate subscriptions for RHEL and the High Availability Add On or Resilient Storage Add On.

  • Each node in the cluster must have the appropriate repository enabled with Red Hat Subscription Manager. The repository should correspond to the RHEL version and optionally the extended support level of the systems.

RHEL8

Repository: rhel-8-for-x86_64-highavailability-rpms

RHEL 7

Repository: rhel-ha-for-rhel-7-server-rpms

RHEL 6

Repository: rhel-ha-for-rhel-6-server-rpms

Registering Systems to Install Resilient Storage Packages

  • Each node in the cluster must have the appropriate subscriptions for RHEL and the Resilient Storage Add On.

  • Optionally, if the cluster will require packages enabling shared storage support, such as for GFS2, lvm2-cluster (clvmd), cmirror, ctdb, etc, then all nodes will also need to have the appropriate repository enabled with Red Hat Subscription Manager. The repository should correspond to the RHEL version and optionally the extended support level of the systems.

RHEL 8

Repository: rhel-8-for-x86_64-resilientstorage-rpms

RHEL 7

Repository: rhel-rs-for-rhel-7-server-rpms

RHEL 6

Repository: rhel-rs-for-rhel-6-server-rpms

Installing Packages Using the Conga Cluster Administration Server in RHEL 6

  • If the RHEL 6 cluster in question will be configured and administered by Conga, an option is provided to install packages automatically during initial setup. A luci server will first need to be installed and started either on one cluster node or a dedicated system:
# yum install luci
  • On all cluster nodes the ricci package must also be installed for the luci server to communicate with:
# yum install ricci

NOTE: Conga is not available in RHEL 7 or 8. Packages must be installed using yum on this release.

Installing Packages using yum

  • To manually install the High Availability / Clustering packages in RHEL 6, 7 or 8:
# yum groupinstall 'High Availability'
  • To manually install the Resilient Storage packages in RHEL 6, 7 or 8:
# yum groupinstall 'Resilient Storage'

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6 Comments

i want to install only Hight Availability, resilent storage is not required. how do i do that?.

Hello,
I have just rewritten this solution to hopefully be a bit clearer about how to register for and install the different components. Please feel free to let me know if you still have questions or any other feedback after reading the new revision.

Thanks,
John Ruemker, RHCA
Senior Software Maintenance Engineer
Global Support Services
Red Hat, Inc.

The "rhel-ha-for-rhel-7-server-rpms" is not available for rhel 7 as this article describing. so how do i install it for rhel 7? ive registered my rhel 7 directly to cdn but i see no rhel-ha-for-rhel-7-server-rpms repo available.

The repos described above are not available, even though the website says no that the software is included with the installation media. This article needs a lot more clarity on how and when these packages are available.

As noted at the beginning of the resolution, the appropriate subscriptions need to be available in the registered account; without such subscriptions, the repos are not available.

Can you point me to where you're referring to about the website saying the software is included in the installation media?

I'm trying to assess where we can make this article clearer, and while it is true that High Availability and Resilient Storage packages are included on the media, I'm not sure I understand how that ties in with your concern about the repos not being available. Would you mind clarifying how you're trying to install your packages, and what you see?

Thanks, John

HA and Storage add-on are available on install media, see details below. How to install HA or Storage from this media?

# mount rhel-server-6.5-x86_64-dvd.iso /media/ -o loop
# ls -la /media/ResilientStorage/
total 17
dr-xr-xr-x  3 root root 2048 Nov 11  2013 .
dr-xr-xr-x 12 root root 8192 Nov 11  2013 ..
-r--r--r--  2 root root 2394 Nov 11  2013 listing
dr-xr-xr-x  2 root root 4096 Nov 11  2013 repodata
-r--r--r--  1 root root  439 Nov 11  2013 TRANS.TBL
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