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Cluster member with highest priority is not able to become new Active after changing the Members' Priorities
Symptoms
  • Sometimes, cluster member with the Highest Priority is not able to become Active member after installing the policy in the following scenarios:

    • In cluster with 2 members:

      1. "Maintain current active Cluster Member" is enabled.
      2. Freeze Mechanism is enabled (refer to sk32488 - value of kernel parameter fwha_freeze_state_machine_timeout is other than 0).
      3. Members' Priorities are changed (e.g., priority of Member_B is increased; priority of Member_A is decreased).
      4. After policy installation, the original member that had the Highest Priority (Member_A) is still Active.
    • In cluster with 3 members:

      1. "Maintain current active Cluster Member" is enabled.
      2. Freeze Mechanism is disabled (refer to sk32488 - value of kernel parameter fwha_freeze_state_machine_timeout is set to 0).
      3. Members' Priorities are changed (e.g., priority of Member_B is increased; priority of Member_A is decreased).
      4. After policy installation, the original member that had the Highest Priority (Member_A) is still Active.
  • /var/log/messages file on the cluster members shows that during policy installation, the cluster members whose priority was changed exit the Freeze State, although those members were not in Freeze State.

  • In cluster with 3 members with enabled Freeze Mechanism, the behavior is correct:

    1. "Maintain current active Cluster Member" is enabled.
    2. Freeze Mechanism is enabled (refer to sk32488 - value of kernel parameter fwha_freeze_state_machine_timeout is other than 0).
    3. Members' Priorities are changed (e.g., priority of Member_B is increased; priority of Member_A is decreased).
    4. After policy installation, the member with the Highest Priority (Member_B) becomes the new Active.
Solution
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