Corosync setup with floating IP

Installing The software.


Download the package for your distribution, we are using Fedora so choose the corresponding RPM package. To install correctly we will need the Linux kernel headers installed.

yum -y install kernel-devel kernel-headers

Install the Virtualbox package in fedora is very easy you can double click the icon or run rpm -i package as root user. After check the install log.

cat /var/log/vbox-setup.log

Debian Gnu/Linux the net install version will work.We will assume you know how to install a Linux distribution. We will skip the installation process. At the end of the setting the virtualization environment you will have something like this:

How to make the machines ping each other

this is a must without connectivity the cluster would not work at all, so this is a interface configuration you can apply

  • Inisde VM – OS level

    cat /etc/network/interfaces

————for Internet connection——-
auto enp0s3
iface enp0s3 inet dhcp
———use with Vbox NAT setup——

————Cluster network setup Node 1———-
auto enp0s3
iface enp0s3 inet static
———use with Vbox NAT-NETWORK setup—

————Cluster network setup Node 2———
auto enp0s3
iface enp0s3 inet static
———use with Vbox NAT-NETWORK setup—

Now the you have two Debian machines working we can start the setup. We will need the following software. Also we need to have ssh server installed on both of the machines so we proceed as follows:

aptitude install openssh-server

We need the computers communicate SSH with no password for that we proceed:

root@node-1:~# ssh-keygen
root@node-2:~# ssh-keygen
root@node-1:~# ssh-copy-id root@
root@node-2:~# ssh-copy-id root@

After that install the Cluster packages. Execute as follow:

aptitude install crmsh pacemaker heartbeat corosync

Then after a successful install edit the, hosts file on each of the cluster nodes and add the respective instructions:

root@node-1:~# cat /etc/hosts localhost node-1 node-2
root@node-2:~# cat /etc/hosts localhost node-1 node-2

Ok so the next thing to do is:

root@node-1:~# corosync-keygen
root@node-1:~# scp /etc/corosync/authkey node-2:/etc/corosync/authkey
chown root:root /etc/corosync/authkey
chmod 400 /etc/corosync/authkey

After that edit the following (edit or add):

nano /etc/default/corosync
scp /etc/default/corosync node-2:/etc/default/corosync

Next is the corosync .conf file

service {
# Load the Pacemaker Cluster Resource Manager
ver: 1
name: pacemaker
use_mgmtd: yes
use_logd: yes

totem {
version: 2
secauth: off
cluster_name: mycluster
transport: udpu

nodelist {
node {
nodeid: 1
node {
nodeid: 2

quorum {
provider: corosync_votequorum
two_node: 1

logging {
fileline: off
to_stderr: yes
to_logfile: yes
logfile: /var/log/corosync/corosync.log
to_syslog: yes
syslog_facility: daemon
debug: off
timestamp: on
logger_subsys {
subsys: AMF
debug: off
tags: enter|leave|trace1|trace2|trace3|trace4|trace6

Call cluster  status command you will get that result. the resource will show without extra network (nic) modifications


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Rafael es TSU en Informática / Ing de Sistemas / Autor de El Gran libro de Debian GNU/Linux en 2015 fundo EnjoySistemas y actualmente se desempeña como Consultor Freelance.

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