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Old 01-05-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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GFS on CentOS - cman unable to start

Howdy, y'all. I'm trying to set up GFS in a cluster on CentOS systems
running on vmWare. The GFS FS is on a Dell Equilogic SAN.

I keep running into the same problem despite many differently-flavored
attempts to set up GFS. The problem comes when I try to start cman, the
cluster management software.

[root@test01]# service cman start
Starting cluster:
Loading modules... done
Mounting configfs... done
Starting ccsd... done
Starting cman... failed
cman not started: Can't find local node name in cluster.conf
/usr/sbin/cman_tool: aisexec daemon didn't start

[root@test01]# tail /var/log/messages
Jan 5 13:39:40 testbench06 ccsd[13194]: Unable to connect to
cluster infrastructure after 1193640 seconds.
Jan 5 13:40:10 testbench06 ccsd[13194]: Unable to connect to
cluster infrastructure after 1193670 seconds.
Jan 5 13:40:24 testbench06 openais[3939]: [MAIN ] AIS Executive
Service RELEASE 'subrev 1887 version 0.80.6'
Jan 5 13:40:24 testbench06 openais[3939]: [MAIN ] Copyright (C)
2002-2006 MontaVista Software, Inc and contributors.
Jan 5 13:40:24 testbench06 openais[3939]: [MAIN ] Copyright (C)
2006 Red Hat, Inc.
Jan 5 13:40:24 testbench06 openais[3939]: [MAIN ] AIS Executive
Service: started and ready to provide service.
Jan 5 13:40:24 testbench06 openais[3939]: [MAIN ] local node name
"" not found in cluster.conf
Jan 5 13:40:24 testbench06 openais[3939]: [MAIN ] Error reading CCS
info, cannot start
Jan 5 13:40:24 testbench06 openais[3939]: [MAIN ] Error reading
config from CCS
Jan 5 13:40:24 testbench06 openais[3939]: [MAIN ] AIS Executive
exiting (reason: could not read the main configuration file).

Here are details of my configuration:

[root@test01]# rpm -qa | grep cman

[root@test01]# echo $HOSTNAME

[root@test01]# hostname

[root@test01]# cat /etc/hosts
# Do not remove the following line, or various programs
# that require network functionality will fail. test01 test01.gdao test02 test02.gdao localhost.localdomain localhost
::1 localhost6.localdomain6 localhost6

[root@test01]# sestatus
SELinux status: enabled
SELinuxfs mount: /selinux
Current mode: permissive
Mode from config file: permissive
Policy version: 21
Policy from config file: targeted

[root@test01]# cat /etc/cluster/cluster.conf
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<cluster config_version="25" name="gdao_cluster">
<fence_daemon post_fail_delay="0" post_join_delay="120"/>
<clusternode name="test01" nodeid="1" votes="1">
<method name="single">
<device name="gfs_vmware"/>
<clusternode name="test02" nodeid="2" votes="1">
<method name="single">
<device name="gfs_vmware"/>
<fencedevice agent="fence_manual" name="gfs1_ipmi"/>
<fencedevice agent="fence_vmware" name="gfs_vmware"
ipaddr="" login="root" passwd="xxxxxxxx"
vmlogin="root" vmpasswd="esxpass"

I've seen much discussion of this problem, but no definitive solutions.
Any help you can provide will be welcome.

Wes Modes

Last edited by wmodes; 01-05-2012 at 04:04 PM. Reason: format
Old 01-06-2012, 09:11 AM   #2
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same problem here, maybe you could find a solution.

and here the example of "cluster.conf"

I know nothing about GFS or clustering, just did some G search

good luck


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