Sun Cluster 3.1 Concepts Guide

Failover of Resource Group Only

In a configuration in which multiple resource groups have the same default master, a resource group (and its associated applications) can fail over or be switched over to a secondary node. Meanwhile, the default master is running in the cluster.

Note –

During failover, the application that fails over is allocated resources as specified in the configuration file on the secondary node. In this example, the projects database files on the primary and secondary nodes have the same configurations.

For example, this sample configuration file specifies that Application 1 is allocated 1 share, Application 2 is allocated 2 shares, and Application 3 is allocated 2 shares.

Prj_1:106:project for App_1:root::project.cpu-shares=(privileged,1,none)
Prj_2:107:project for App_2:root::project.cpu-shares=(privileged,2,none)
Prj_3:108:project for App_3:root::project.cpu-shares=(privileged,2,none)

The following diagram illustrates the normal and failover operations of this configuration, where RG-2, containing Application 2, fails over to phys-schost-2. Note that the number of shares assigned does not change. However, the percentage of CPU time available to each application can change, depending on the number of shares assigned to each application demanding CPU time.

Illustration: The preceding context describes the graphic.