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Revision as of 18:07, 24 January 2012 by Lon (talk | contribs) (Detailed Description)

It has been requested that this page be deleted.
Except for pacemaker inclusion, this Feature page is just a repeat of the cluster capabilities in Fedora 11 and is not needed.



This is a significant update to the clustering stack - both for high availability and load balancing.


Current status

  • Targeted release: Fedora 29
  • Last updated: 24 Jan 2012
  • Percentage of completion: 70%

Detailed Description

Upstream has been developing the new version of the stack. The major features are:

  • Improved quorum subsystem which is integrated in to the Corosync Cluster Engine (95% complete)
  • A new command-line interface for administration of both the Corosync Cluster Engine and the Pacemaker Cluster Resource Manager (50% complete)
  • Convergence on a single set of resource agents from the Linux clustering community
  • Enhanced fencing support in the Pacemaker Cluster Resource Manager
  • Separation of GFS2-specific utilities in to a separate project
  • Separation of DLM-specific utilities in to a separate project

Note that this transition includes deprecations:

  • The cluster package, including CMAN, DLM utilities, GFS2 utilities, and all associated libraries.
  • The rgmanager package. All users are advised to use Pacemaker for their failover needs.
  • The openais package. This provided some of the SA Forum AIS APIs, which were rarely used.
  • The piranha package. Superior functionality is provided by the Keepalived package.

Benefit to Fedora

The increased reliability and versatility of the cluster components included in Fedora 17 allow administrators to deploy Fedora in environments where greater availability and clustered file systems are required. Removal of rgmanager matches the capabilities offered by several other Linux distributions and allows the Fedora community to consort efforts on a single failover stack.


How To Test

User Experience


  • corosync (2.0)
  • pacemaker
  • cluster-glue
  • dlm (in review)

All packagers and upstreams have been informed upfront and worked together to achieve this goal.

Contingency Plan

None necessary


Release Notes

  • The update to version 2.0 (needle) of the Corosync Cluster Engine offers:
    • Plugin ABI & API stability guarantees for the duration of Corosync 2.0's lifetime
    • High performance, cluster-wide messaging
    • Improved quorum subsystem
    • Improved configuration management
  • The update to version 1.1.7 of the Pacemaker Cluster Resource Manager offers:
    • Improved fencing subsystem which can be used in either GFS2 standalone environments or resource-driven clusters (which may or may not include GFS2)
    • Improved logging via the libqb framework

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