How can I negatively colocate resources in a Pacemaker cluster so that one doesn't depend on another's placement?

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  • I want to make sure that no two resources in a set of resources ever run on the same node. Additionally, I don't want to require that any one resource be placed before any other resource. How can I achieve this?
  • I have a set of three resources (rsc_A, rsc_B, rsc_C), and they should always run on separate nodes. If only two nodes are available, then one of the resources should stop and the other two should remain running in place. I configured the resources into a colocation constraint set with score=-INFINITY as shown below:
    set rsc_a rsc_b rsc_c setoptions score=-INFINITY

But when I take down node1 where rsc_a is running, rsc_c stops on node3 and rsc_a starts in its place.

Performing requested modifications
 + Taking node node1 offline
Transition Summary:
 * Start      rsc_a              ( node3 )  
 * Stop       rsc_c              ( node3 )   due to node availability


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (with the High Availability Add-on)
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (with the High Availability Add-on)

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