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1 February 2010 Hearbeat 3.0.2 released see the Release Notes

18 January 2009 Pacemaker 1.0.7 released see the Release Notes

16 November 2009 LINBIT new Heartbeat Steward see the Announcement

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2022-08-13 18:26:56

Configuring Heartbeat

Below are some links to the full syntax of all the Heartbeat configuration files. But before reading all the gory details in those links, newbies will probably want to start by looking at the following pages:

There are three files which one has to configure in order to configure Heartbeat. They are:

There are heavily-annotated versions of each of these files in the documentation directory. Copy these files to /etc/ha.d, and modify them to meet your needs. For R2 (CRM) style configurations, this is described in the Installing heartbeat screencast

See the Basic Single IP address Configuration page for a basic Heartbeat configuration example.

Version 2 Note

Although you can configure the Release 2 software exactly like the Release 1 software, you won't get any of the new capabilities if you do. Most people will want some of the capabilities of release 2.

Configuring release 2 software to get these new release 2 capabilities is similar to that of release 1, except that the haresources file has been replaced with a common XML-based cluster-wide configuration file, which is managed by the ClusterInformationBase (CIB) component. See the CIB User's Guide for details.

See Also

information, Alternate Getting Started document for version 2, Heartbeat Tutorials, (graphical management tool for Linux-HA)