Why does my failover domain show as nonexistent in the log when I start a cluster service in a RHEL 5 or 6 High Availability cluster?

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • When starting a cluster managed service, the following error appears in /var/log/messages:
rgmanager: #66: Domain 'failover' specified for resource group service:<service name> nonexistent!


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or 6 with the High Availability Add On
  • rgmanager
  • A <service> in /etc/cluster/cluster.conf specifying a domain that does not match the name of one of the defined <failoverdomains/>

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase of over 48,000 articles and solutions.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In