Fencing in Cloud Enviroment ( pacemaker Azure)

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If not using SBD as Fence Device in a cloud environment, the following should used as fence action for shutdown:



To set the option issue the following command:
crm configure property stonith-action=off


If one uses the reboot option in a cloud environment, the hypervisor will generally issue a graceful shutdown to the Guest which might show like
hv_utils: Shutdown request received - graceful shutdown initiated
A graceful OS shutdown in a cluster environment is not a good idea as the cluster node is out of control and likely to hang on this shutdown.  Also, this means, in most cases, a controlled de-allocation by the hypervisor, which takes time and can lead to a timeout on the fence action for the fencing node, which would break the cluster.


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  • Document ID:000020363
  • Creation Date: 12-Aug-2021
  • Modified Date:02-Sep-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension

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