HA - Pacemaker - Creating a cluster resource with a systemd service

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A given service needs to be configured as a part of cluster resource, for example CUPS.


If there is not any specific Resource Agent for the service, like CUPS, for instance, then it is possible to configure it by clustering the systemd service. With the systemd unit file already loaded by systemd, the below command can be used to configure the resource:
crm configure primitive my-resource-name systemd:service.name

Replace the service.name by the systemd service to be clustered. This needs to be available on both nodes.  Remember to disable the service on boot on all the nodes since the cluster is responsible to control it.
systemctl disable service.name ; systemctl start service.name

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  • Document ID:000020739
  • Creation Date: 14-Sep-2022
  • Modified Date:14-Sep-2022
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

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