I've misstped the arp_announce entries. It should be 2 instead of 1.
After a reboot it looks quite good having only one ldirector.
I am satisfied at the moment.
Novell HAE (High Availability Extension) shipps pacemaker.
I will try to configure it managing ldirector service on both machines but
only be explicitly active on one node.
And in the backup-case pacemaker should switch.
This sounds clear for me. But in fact, that the sysctl.cf file differs - how
should this be updated?
Thank you very much till now.
Von: Mrvka Andreas
Gesendet: Freitag, 3. Dezember 2010 11:09
Betreff: AW: [lvs-users] is it possible to have ldirector and real cluster
server on same physical machine?
thank you for your fast response! I am happy for every feedback.
Actually I thought I can have more than one active ldirector (for failover and
ldirector load balancing).
Well, okay let's do ldirector with one node.
I refer to your Ultramonkey Howto.
----- On my first node I run ldirector and cluster node ---
eth0 is real IP and lo:0 is virtual IP. So I do have to arp_announce on lo:0
net.ipv4.conf.all.arp_announce = 1 # enable the feature
net.ipv4.conf.lo.arp_anounce = 1
----- On my second and n+1 node I run only cluster nodes ---
eth0 is real IP and lo:0 is virtual IP. So I do have to arp_ignore on lo:0 but
net.ipv4.conf.all.arp_ignore = 1 # enable the feature
net.ipv4.conf.lo.arp_ignore = 1
Is this correct?
Thank for directing me into right direction.
Von: Simon Horman [mailto:horms@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
Gesendet: Freitag, 3. Dezember 2010 10:39
An: Mrvka Andreas
Betreff: Re: [lvs-users] is it possible to have ldirector and real cluster
server on same physical machine?
On Fri, Dec 03, 2010 at 09:31:19AM +0100, Mrvka Andreas wrote:
> Hello list,
> I hope you can help me.
> I am using a simple 2 node cluster environment on SUSE Linux Enterprise
> Server 11 SP1 HAE.
> I only use ldiretord/ipvs and an apache service on both machines.
> My virtual IP address on interface lo:0 and real cluster IP on eth0.
> Regarding to the documentation of Novell it should be possible to have
> ldirectord etc. on the same machines.
> Do you agree?
> I ask because if I do a tcpdump I see lots of traffic from the client
> browser to the server (http port) and the tcp session will never end.
> ( client side has finished the transfer but on the server side tcpdump
> runs and runs....)
if you want a pair of machines and you want one of them to be the active linux
director + a real server, and you want the other to be the backup-linux
director + a real server then yes it is possible, but you need to take special
1. On the active linux director the VIP should be on lo and
On the backup-linux director the VIP should be on ethX
- That is, you need to move the VIP when a machine moves
from being active to backup and vice versa.
2. The backup-linux director must not have LVS rules in place for the
service being handled by the active linux director.
- That is, you need to have ldirectord running on only the active
linux director. Or in other words, you need to start it
when a machine becomes active and stop it when it becomes a backup.
3. You have to make sure that arp_ignore and arp_announce are set correctly.
Its a bit old, but I have some notes on this at
(In relation to ARP you want the "Debian" notes unless you have a really
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