This guide describes DRBD version 8.4 and above. For 8.3 please look here.


Chapter 8. Integrating DRBD with Pacemaker clusters

Table of Contents

8.1. Pacemaker primer
8.2. Adding a DRBD-backed service to the cluster configuration
8.3. Using resource-level fencing in Pacemaker clusters
8.3.1. Resource-level fencing with dopd
8.3.2. Resource-level fencing using the Cluster Information Base (CIB)
8.4. Using stacked DRBD resources in Pacemaker clusters
8.4.1. Adding off-site disaster recovery to Pacemaker clusters
8.4.2. Using stacked resources to achieve 4-way redundancy in Pacemaker clusters
8.5. Configuring DRBD to replicate between two SAN-backed Pacemaker clusters
8.5.1. DRBD resource configuration
8.5.2. Pacemaker resource configuration
8.5.3. Site fail-over

Using DRBD in conjunction with the Pacemaker cluster stack is arguably DRBD’s most frequently found use case. Pacemaker is also one of the applications that make DRBD extremely powerful in a wide variety of usage scenarios.

8.1. Pacemaker primer

Pacemaker is a sophisticated, feature-rich, and widely deployed cluster resource manager for the Linux platform. It comes with a rich set of documentation. In order to understand this chapter, reading the following documents is highly recommended:


This guide describes DRBD version 8.4 and above. For 8.3 please look here.