pulse sometimes fails to add all configured virtual IP addresses when service is started or failed over from other piranha host

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  • When stopping the pulse service on the active piranha LVS director host, not all of the virtual IP addresses ("VIP's") come up successfully on the standby piranha LVS director host
  • Problem occurs whether the active host is the primary or the backup host
  • Problem occurs "in both directions" -- when stopping the primary, the backup does not always activate all virtual IP's.  When the backup is active and stopped, the primary does not always activate all VIP's either
  • Manually restarting the pulse service on the new active piranha host causes all VIP's to come up
  • Problem can also occur with a single piranha host (no standby/backup configured)


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Update 6

  • Red Hat Cluster Suite

  • piranha
  • multiple virtual IP addresses configured as services

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