[Pacemaker] Announce: Hawk (HA Web Konsole) 0.6.2

Tim Serong tserong at suse.com
Fri Dec 6 10:45:45 EST 2013


This is to announce version 0.6.2 of Hawk, a web-based GUI for managing
and monitoring Pacemaker High-Availability clusters.

Notable features include:

- View cluster status (summary and detailed views).
- Examine potential failure scenarios via simulator mode.
- History explorer for analysis of cluster behaviour and prior failures.
- Perform regular management tasks (start, stop, move resources, put
  nodes on standby/maintenance, etc.)
- Configure resources, constraints, general cluster properties.
- Setup wizard for common configurations (currently web server and
  OCFS2 filesystem).

Packages for various openSUSE releases, as well as Fedora 18 and 19 are
available from the Open Build Service:


More information is available in the README in the source tree:


Some important notes:

- The latest versions of Hawk require pacemaker >= 1.1.8.
- Hawk uses the crm shell[1] internally to provide much of its
  functionality, so you'll need that installed too.
- The history explorer requires hb_report, which is presently available
  in cluster-glue[2].  If you don't have that installed, you miss that
  piece of functionality, but everything else should work just fine.
- Hawk has been long used and tested on SLES and openSUSE.  I suspect
  (but have no actual way of knowing) that it has been rather less
  widely deployed on other distros.  Accordingly there may be some rough
  edges.  Please tell me about them!

More detailed usage documentation is avilable in the SUSE Linux
Enterprise High Availability Extension book:


Please direct comments, feedback, questions, etc. to myself and/or
(preferably) the Pacemaker mailing list.

Happy clustering,



Tim Serong
Senior Clustering Engineer
tserong at suse.com

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