5.5.2.1. Adding a Member to a Running Cluster That Contains Only Two Nodes

5.5.2.1. Adding a Member to a Running Cluster That Contains Only Two Nodes

To add a member to an existing cluster that is currently in operation, and contains only two nodes, follow these steps:

  1. Add the node and configure fencing for it as in

    Section 5.5.1, “Adding a Member to a Cluster”.

  2. Click Send to Cluster to propagate the updated configuration to other running nodes in the cluster.

  3. Use the scp command to send the updated /etc/cluster/cluster.conf file from one of the existing cluster nodes to the new node.

  4. At the Red Hat Cluster Suite management GUI Cluster Status Tool tab, disable each service listed under Services.

  5. Stop the cluster software on the two running nodes by running the following commands at each node in this order:

    1. service rgmanager stop

    2. service gfs stop, if you are using Red Hat GFS

    3. service clvmd stop, if CLVM has been used to create clustered volumes

    4. service cman stop

  6. Start cluster software on all cluster nodes (including the added one) by running the following commands in this order:

    1. service cman start

    2. service clvmd start, if CLVM has been used to create clustered volumes

    3. service gfs start, if you are using Red Hat GFS

    4. service rgmanager start

  7. Start the Red Hat Cluster Suite management GUI. At the Cluster Configuration Tool tab, verify that the configuration is correct. At the Cluster Status Tool tab verify that the nodes and services are running as expected.


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