Remove Cluster Heartbeat Ring

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Remove a selected Heartbeat Ring configuration.

In QuantaStor, the "Remove Cluster Heartbeat Ring Configuration" feature is used to eliminate the configuration of the heartbeat ring within a storage cluster. A heartbeat ring is a communication mechanism used between cluster nodes to monitor their availability and ensure proper coordination for high-availability and fault-tolerant operations.

WARNING: This can impact the ability of high-availability resources to failover to other systems.

The purpose of the "Remove Cluster Heartbeat Ring Configuration" function is to disable or remove the heartbeat ring setup within the cluster. When this configuration is removed, the following actions typically occur:

  • Disabling heartbeat communication: The communication channels established for heartbeat signals between cluster nodes are disabled. This means that the nodes will no longer exchange heartbeat messages.
  • Coordination adjustments: The cluster nodes will need to adjust their coordination mechanisms to work without the heartbeat ring. This may involve updating their internal algorithms or adopting alternative methods for maintaining node connectivity and coordination.
  • The purpose of removing the cluster heartbeat ring configuration in QuantaStor may vary depending on the specific circumstances and requirements of the storage cluster. Some common reasons for removing the heartbeat ring configuration include:
  • Simplification of the cluster: Removing the heartbeat ring configuration can simplify the overall cluster setup and reduce the complexity of its communication infrastructure. This may be beneficial in scenarios where the heartbeat ring is no longer necessary or where a different method of node coordination is preferred.
  • Transition to a different clustering mechanism: In some cases, removing the heartbeat ring configuration may be a step towards implementing a different clustering mechanism or technology. This could be due to architectural changes, upgrading to a new version of QuantaStor, or adopting a different high-availability solution.

It's important to note that removing the cluster heartbeat ring configuration should be performed with caution and consideration for the impact on cluster operation and availability. It is advisable to consult the QuantaStor documentation or seek guidance from the official QuantaStor support to ensure proper configuration removal and to understand the implications for the specific cluster environment.

Navigation: High-availability VIF Management --> Site Clusters --> Site Cluster --> Remove Cluster Ring (toolbar)
High-availability VIF Management --> Site Clusters --> (Heartbeat Ring) --> Remove Cluster Heartbeat Ring... (right-click)

For additional information see HA Cluster Setup (external SAN)
and HA Cluster Setup

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