How to freeze host in vcs

How to freeze host in vcs

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[su_heading size=”24″ margin=”10″]how to freeze host in vcs[/su_heading]

In this article we are going to discuss about how to freeze host in vcs. We need to understand why we have to freeze vcs cluster host. If you are performing any task like os patching or vcs related upgrade and your task need server reboot if you are not freezing cluster then automatic failover of service group takes place. So freezing service group becomes critical to avoid failover of service groups to another active node in cluster.

If service group frozen cluster will keep monitoring resources in cluster but it will now allow to make resources or service group for onlining or offlining which prevents automatic failover of resources or service group. Freezing might be of two category. It may be temporary or persistent. Impact of temporary freeze will not be retained across reboots. For VCS configurations to remain in same status persistent freeze is required.

We have considered here that you must be having already configured VCS related path in your .profile for commands to work without absolute path ie /etc/VRTS,/var/VRTSvcs & /opt/VRTSvcs has been included in your profile.

[su_heading size=”20″ margin=”10″]Temporarily  Freezing Service Group[/su_heading]

When we freeze service group temporarily and if you restart VCS completely service group 
will automatically unfreezed on restart.To freeze and unfreeze service group you can do 
using below command line utilities.
# hagrp -freeze <SG>                                
# hagrp -unfreeze <SG>
Where <SG> stands for service group name.

[su_heading size=”20″ margin=”10″]Persistently  Freezing Host [/su_heading]

As mentioned above this will freeze vcs host in event of reboot related need to avoid automatic failover of resources and resource group to another host in cluster.

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# hagrp -offline SG -sys system                        # Making SG offline.
# haconf -makerw                                           # Making configuration writable
# hagrp -freeze SG –persistent                        # Freezing Persistently
# haconf -dump -makero                                # Making configuration read-only.

Once you are done with your activity and reboot you need to unfreeze service group with persistent option only.

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# haconf -makerw                                              # Making configuration writable 
# hagrp -unfreeze SGSAPCI –persistent              # Unfreezing Persistently 
# hagrp -online SG -sys system                          # Making SG online. 
# haconf -dump -makero                                  # Making configuration read-only.

That,s it about how to freeze host in vcs to avoid automatic failover of service group to another host while performing any task on host which required reboot of host .

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