You can configure high availability settings of the cluster in its card. Enter Clusters → select the cluster → High availability.

Initial configuration


Press Enable high availability and specify the settings:

  1. Select which VMs should be recovered when the cluster node fails:
    • All VMs in the cluster with the network storage;
    • All VMs of the selected nodes → select the cluster nodes;
    • VMs by parameters:
      1. Select the VMs from the list.
      2. Specify the Start priority. First, the platform recovers VMs with a higher priority value.
      3. Press Select .. VM.
  2. If you use Ceph storages, specify its settings:
    1. Enter the CephFS name.
    2. Enter the Directory the ha-agent service will use. The directory will be created automatically in the Ceph storage.
    3. Select the Ceph User or Create new user.
    4. If necessary, specify the Checking IP for VM. If connection to the cluster is lost, the node will check the availability of that IP address using the ping utility. If the IP address is unavailable, the node will be isolated and the process of VM relocation will start. If the IP address is available, the node will be excluded from the high availability cluster and the VMs on that node will continue to operate.
  3. Press Save.

 

Example of configuration

To improve cluster fault tolerance, you can reserve some RAM on the nodes for cluster needs. To do this, set the RAM overselling ratio for the cluster to less than 1. For example, if you set the coefficient to 0.9, 10% of the RAM will be reserved.

"VM for recovery" section


The "VM for recovery" section displays the list of VMs that should be recovered if any cluster node fails. You can perform operations with the VMs through the menu. To perform group operations, select the VM and choose the required operation from the list. For example, Restart or Change priority.

 

Section interface

New VMs are not automatically added to this list. If you selected the option All VMs in the cluster with the network storage or All VMs of the selected nodes when you enabled high availability, the option applies only to VMs that have already been created.

To change the list of VMs, press Change members:

  1. Select the VMs from the list.
  2. Specify the Start priority. First, the platform recovers VMs with a higher priority value. For example, a VM with a priority of 200 will be restored earlier than a VM with a priority of 100.
  3. Press Select .. VM.

 

Selecting a VM for recovery

"Cluster nodes" section

The "Cluster nodes" section displays the list of nodes included in the high availability cluster. Nodes appear in this list automatically after being added to the cluster. You can perform operations with the nodes through the menu. To perform group operations, select the nodes and choose the required operation from the list. For example, Start script.

 

Section interface

"Settings" section


In the "Settings" section, you can change the preset settings or Disable high availability.