[ClusterLabs] Coming in Pacemaker 1.1.17: start a node in standby

Lars Ellenberg lars.ellenberg at linbit.com
Tue Apr 25 04:02:21 EDT 2017

On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 03:08:55PM -0500, Ken Gaillot wrote:
> Hi all,
> Pacemaker 1.1.17 will have a feature that people have occasionally asked
> for in the past: the ability to start a node in standby mode.

I seem to remember that at some deployment,
we set the node instance attribute standby=on, always,
and took it out of standby using the node_state transient_attribute :-)

As in
# crm node standby ava
  <node id="1" uname="ava">
    <instance_attributes id="nodes-1">
      <nvpair id="nodes-1-standby" name="standby" value="on"/>

# crm node status-attr ava set standby off
  <node_state id="1" uname="ava" in_ccm="true" crmd="online" crm-debug-origin="do_update_resource" join="member" expected="member">
    <transient_attributes id="1">
      <instance_attributes id="status-1">
        <nvpair id="status-1-standby" name="standby" value="off"/>

Seemed to work good enough at the time.

Though that may have been an un-intentional side-effect
of checking both sets of attributes?

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