[Linux-HA] Linux mail cluster with IBM serveraid 4Lx's in xseries
dragon at atlantacon.org
Mon Mar 22 11:40:28 MST 2004
I finaly figured out what was keeping the ipssend comand and everything
from working properly (helps to read the script files) the linux drivers
dont support raid 5 in a failover situation...rebuilt it as a raid 1E
and it works mostly perfectly...(need to work on a non crytical synch
bug with the ServeRAID script that may be a user error)
> Alan Robertson wrote:
>> dragon wrote:
>>> I am trying to build a HA Mail cluster and was trying to follow the
>>> instructions i found in the archives. (http://www.softup.com.co/ha/
>>> ). have encountered some issues that I need some help on.
>> We're working on an updated version of that documenation. But, I'm
>> pretty sure it's more-or-less right.
> If I can help in any way, please let me know.
>>> First, lets describe the situation
>>> 2 ibm xSeries 232's
>>> each with 2 serveraid 4Lx's (single channel, one for OS, one for
>>> shared bus, each on different PCI Bus.)
>>> OS 2 18GB drive mirrored
>>> 2 Nic cards (onboard intel and added 3com)
>>> 1 EXP300
>>> Shared 6 36GB drives in raid5, 1 partition
>>> OS Slackware 9.1 linux (have tried both the 2.6.4 and the 2.4.25
>>> kernel with the IBM cd version 6.11 and 6.10)
>>> When I boot from the cd's I am able to set everything up and
>>> configure the shared groups (i was unable to see the merge group on
>>> the second system on cd version 6.10, but that was corrected on
>>> version 6.11) but am unable to select fail from active to passive
>>> (not sure if this is an issue, or just a bug in the cd's). I have
>>> installed the OS and the RaidManager and it runs, I installed the
>>> ipssend from the cd as i was unable to find the copy at
>> I got rid of that from the web site because a working version is now
>> on the CD, and you should use the newer one that comes on the CD.
> Ok, thats what i have been using. (i have made sure that i use the
> correct version that matches the driver/bios version.)
>>> It will communicate with the controller but the synch command on the
>>> second system will not work.
>> What do you mean "will not work"? Did you run the ipssend command by
>> hand? Did you get any error messages from the logs?
> Well, according to the instructions, i need to validate through the
> manager, but if that is something that needs to be ignored, then I will.
> ok, so i need to start on the heatbeat setup? i was hoping to get
> everything tested before diving into that.
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