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Cluster reconfiguration

Cluster reconfiguration occurs if a node leaves or joins a cluster. Each node's cluster monitor continuously watches the other cluster nodes. When the membership of the cluster changes, the cluster monitor informs VxVM for it to take appropriate action.

During cluster reconfiguration, VxVM suspends I/O to shared disks. I/O resumes when the reconfiguration completes. Applications may appear to freeze for a short time during reconfiguration.

If other operations, such as VxVM operations or recoveries, are in progress, cluster reconfiguration can be delayed until those operations have completed. Volume reconfigurations do not take place at the same time as cluster reconfigurations. Depending on the circumstances, an operation may be held up and restarted later. In most cases, cluster reconfiguration takes precedence. However, if the volume reconfiguration is in the commit stage, it completes first.

See "Volume reconfiguration" on page 390.

See "vxclustadm utility" on page 388.

vxclustadm utility

The vxclustadm command provides an interface to the cluster functionality of VxVM when VCS is used as the cluster monitor. It is also called during cluster startup and shutdown. In the absence of a cluster monitor, vxclustadm can also be used to activate or deactivate the cluster functionality of VxVM on any node in a cluster.

The startnode keyword to vxclustadm starts cluster functionality on a cluster node by passing cluster configuration information to the VxVM kernel. In response to this command, the kernel and the VxVM configuration daemon, vxconfigd, perform initialization.

The stopnode keyword stops cluster functionality on a node. It waits for all outstanding I/O to complete and for all applications to close shared volumes.

The abortnode keyword terminates cluster activity on a node. It does not wait for outstanding I/O to complete nor for applications to close shared volumes.

The reinit keyword allows nodes to be added to or removed from a cluster without stopping the cluster. Before running this command, the cluster configuration file must have been updated with information about the supported nodes in the cluster.

The nidmap keyword prints a table showing the mapping between node IDs in VxVM's cluster-support subsystem and node IDs in the cluster monitor. It also prints the state of the node in the cluster.

The nodestate keyword reports the state of a cluster node and also the reason for the last abort of the node as shown in this example:

# /etc/vx/bin/vxclustadm nodestate

state: out of cluster

reason: user initiated stop

Node abort messages lists the various reasons that may be given for a node abort.

Node abort messages



cannot find disk on slave node 

Missing disk or bad disk on the slave node. 

cannot obtain configuration data 

The node cannot read the configuration data due to an error such as disk failure. 

cluster device open failed 

Open of a cluster device failed. 

clustering license mismatch with master node 

Clustering license does not match that on the master node. 

clustering license not available 

Clustering license cannot be found. 

connection refused by master 

Join of a node refused by the master node. 

disk in use by another cluster 

A disk belongs to a cluster other than the one that a node is joining. 

join timed out during reconfiguration 

Join of a node has timed out due to reconfiguration taking place in the cluster. 

klog update failed 

Cannot update kernel log copies during the join of a node. 

master aborted during join 

Master node aborted while another node was joining the cluster. 

minor number conflict 

Minor number conflicts exist between private disk groups and shared disk groups that are being imported. 

protocol version out of range 

Cluster protocol version mismatch or unsupported version. 

recovery in progress 

Volumes that were opened by the node are still recovering. 

transition to role failed 

Changing the role of a node to be the master failed. 

user initiated abort 

Node is out of cluster due to an abort initiated by the cluster monitor. 

user initiated stop 

Node is out of cluster due to a stop initiated by the user or by the cluster monitor. 

vxconfigd is not enabled 

The VxVM configuration daemon is not enabled. 

See the vxclustadm(1M) manual page.