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Oracle® Solaris Cluster 4.3 Geographic Edition System Administration Guide

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Updated: June 2017

How to Create a Custom Heartbeat

Follow this procedure to create a custom heartbeat.

Before You Begin

  1. Log in to a cluster node.
  2. Create the heartbeat.
    # geohb create -r remote-partner-cluster-name \
    [-p property-setting [-p…]] new-heartbeat-name
    –r remote-partner-cluster-name

    Specifies the name of the remote, secondary partner cluster.

    –p property-setting

    Specifies a heartbeat property that is assigned a value by using a name=statement pair. Multiple properties might be set at one time by using multiple statements.

    For more information about the properties you can set, see Standard Geographic Edition Properties.


    Specifies an identifier for the new custom heartbeat.


    Caution  -  The name of the custom heartbeat on each cluster in the same partnership must be different. Choose a name that identifies the heartbeat uniquely, such as paris-to-newyork on the cluster cluster-paris and newyork-to-paris on cluster cluster-newyork.

    When you create a custom heartbeat, you must add at least one plug-in to prevent the partnership from remaining in degraded mode.

    For more information about the geohb command, refer to the geohb(1M) man page.

Example 8  Creating a Custom Heartbeat

This example creates a new heartbeat that is named paris-to-newyork.

# geohb create -r cluster-newyork paris-to-newyork