Cluster services with an ip resource take too long to stop or relocate in RHEL 5 or 6

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  • Failover of our cluster service is too slow
  • When an IP resource in our cluster service stops or relocates, there seems to be a 10 second pause where nothing is happening
  • Is there any configuration parameter during Cluster setup for VIP, that we can use to reduce its failover time?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or 6 with the High Availability or Resilient Storage add-on
  • Service containing an IP resource in /etc/cluster/cluster.conf

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