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Re: 4.11 without Host-HA framework

Hi Rohit

Thanks for responding.

I have not had much luck with HA at all.  I crash a server and nothing happens  in terms of VMs migrating to another host. Monitoring the management log file it seems the management server recognises the host has stopped responding to pings but doesn't think it has to do anything.

I am currently running v4.11 with basic network but 3 separate NICs, one for management, one for storage and one for VMs themselves.

Should it make it any difference ie. would it be worth trying to run management and storage over the same NIC ?

I am just lost as to why I see no failover at all whereas others are reporting it works fine.


From: Rohit Yadav <rohit.yadav@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: 22 May 2018 12:12
To: users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: 4.11 without Host-HA framework

Hi Jon,

Yes, Host-HA is different from VM-HA and without Host HA enabled a HA enabled VM should be recovered/run on a different host when it crashes. Historically the term 'HA' in CloudStack is used around high availability of a VM.

Host HA as the name tries to imply is around HA of a physical hypervisor host by means of out-of-band management technologies such as ipmi and currently supporting ipmi as OOBM and KVM hosts with NFS storage.

- Rohit


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From: Jon Marshall <jms.123@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, May 21, 2018 8:36:04 PM
To: users@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: 4.11 without Host-HA framework

I keep seeing conflicting information about this in the mailing lists and in blogs etc.

If I run 4.11 without enabling Host HA framework should HA still work if I crash a compute node because my understanding was the new framework was added for certain cases only.

It doesn't work for me but I can find a number of people saying you don't need to enable the new framework for it to work.



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