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OpenAIS/Corosync daemon fails to start

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SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension 11 (HAE)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (SLES)


Shutting down an HAE node results in the error:
"Stopping OpenAIS/corosync daemon (corosync): ...... Stopping SBD - Message is not delivered vai more then a half of devices"

At other times, the daemon never shuts down completely and requires the node to be powered off. The error is:
"Stopping OpenAIS/corosync daemon (corosync): ..........." with the dots continuing indefinitely.

When the HAE cluster node is restarted, there are two errors:
"Failed services in runlevel 3: openais" and
"Starting OpenAIS/Corosync daemon (corosync): Starting SBD - SBD failed to start; aborting."

The SBD partition header does not dump correctly, but displays the sbd command help screen like this:

# /usr/sbin/sbd -d /dev/disk/by-id/scsi-149455400000000000000-part1 dump
Shared storage fencing tool.
        sbd <options> <command> <cmdarguments>
-d <devname>    Block device to use (mandatory; can be specified up to 3 times)


Do the following to recreate the SBD partition.
1. Source /etc/sysconfig/sbd into your environment
. /etc/sysconfig/sbd
2. Recreate the SBD partition
sbd -d $SBD_DEVICE create
3. Reboot all nodes in the cluster that use the SBD partition


The SDB partition became damaged. In this case the customer accidentally formatted the SBD partition with a filesystem.


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  • Document ID:7010879
  • Creation Date: 05-Oct-2012
  • Modified Date:04-Oct-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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