[ClusterLabs] resource grouping

Kristoffer Grönlund kgronlund at suse.com
Wed Jun 10 04:02:52 EDT 2015

Dennis Jacobfeuerborn <dennisml at conversis.de> writes:

> Hi,
> is there a way to group resources without also adding implicit ordering?
> My use-case is that I want to set up a redundant NFS system that uses
> drbd to mirror a few volumes. These volumes are then mounted and exported.
> The problem is that if I have e.g. 10 Filesystem resources I currently
> have to both a colocation and an order constraint for *each* filesystem
> which is quite cumbersome and as a result also prone to errors.
> What I'd like to be able to do is to put all filesystem resources in a
> group and then only create one colocation and order contraint each
> between the drbd clone resource and this filesystem resource group.
> Since right now grouping implies ordering that is somewhat inefficient
> because the filesystems cannot be mounted in parallel when grouped.
> Is there a way to accomplish what I'm trying to do in pacemaker/pcs?

Yes, there is something called tags. It is like a group, but doesn't
imply any constraints. You can then apply constraints to the tag. See

This is a new feature in pacemaker 1.1.12+.

> Regards,
>   Dennis
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// Kristoffer Grönlund
// kgronlund at suse.com

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