[Linux-HA] stopping heartbeat on passive node starts all resources already started on active node

Alan Robertson alanr at unix.sh
Tue Oct 18 13:50:37 MDT 2005

Alberto wrote:
> Hi,
> I have two node setup running heartbeat 2.0.2 rpm for rhel 3.
> 1) If I stop heartbeat on passive node, active one try to start 
> resources already owned again, why?
> 2) Also if there is a split-brain and both resources have all resources 
> up when they sync again both nodes shutdown heartbeat and resources and 
> start again resources on one node. Is this the expected behavior? 
> shouldnt be resources just stopped in one node and left up in the other one?

Yes.  The behavior is correct as you described it.

No, you can't just shut down one side.

Assuming you didn't destroy your resource with the split brain, then you 
need to re-initialize the resource.  For example, you need to re-ARP the 
IP address.

That's what happens.

     Alan Robertson <alanr at unix.sh>

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