[Pacemaker] heartbeat vs. corosync installation confusion

Andrew Beekhof andrew at beekhof.net
Wed Mar 9 03:14:47 EST 2011

On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 4:21 PM, Dennis Jacobfeuerborn
<dennisml at conversis.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm planning to setup a redundant storage system using centos5, pacemaker,
> corosync, drbd, nfs and I'm wondering about the status of heartbeat vs.
> corosync when it comes to the installation of the pacemaker subsystem of the
> setup.
> From what I've learned lurking on the ML heartbeat is considered a "legacy"
> part of the stack that is supposed to be replaced by corosync so my plan is
> since this is a new setup to not bother with heartbeat and go straight for
> the new corosync route. When I install pacemaker though (using the
> clusterlabs rpms) it seems to not only pull in heartbeat automatically but
> also enable its init script by default. Is this intended?
> Can I safely disable the heartbeat init script when using corosync?


> Why am I required to install heartbeat when I want to use corosync in its
> place?

because it was built against both, and pulling in the libraries also
pulls in the main package.
not exactly optimal :(

> Regards,
>  Dennis
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