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       ccs - Cluster Configuration System


       A  cluster  environment  that  shares resources has information that is
       essential to correct operation which must be available to every node in
       the  cluster.   This  information  may  include:  names  of  the  nodes
       composing the cluster, I/O fencing  methods,  and  more.   CCS  is  the
       system  that  makes  it possible for the nodes in a cluster to retrieve
       the information they need.


       The following is a generic description of the steps one should take  to
       produce a working CCS environment.

   Step 1
       Choose  a  cluster  name.   It is important to determine a name for the
       cluster before starting.  The cluster name is what binds a  machine  to
       specific resources that can only be shared by machines that are members
       of the same cluster name.

   Step 2
       Create the directory /etc/cluster.

   Step 3
       Create   the   /etc/cluster/cluster.conf   file,   according   to   the
       cluster.conf(5) man page, on one node in your cluster.

   Step 4
       Start  ccsd  and  test the cluster.conf file by using ccs_test.  If you
       haven’t started a cluster manager  yet,  you  should  use  the  ’force’
       option to ccs_test - see the ccs_test(8) man page for more info.

       If  a  failure  occurs  while  parsing the config file, ccs_test should
       report "ccs_connect failed: No data  available"  and  /var/log/messages
       should report "Unable to parse /etc/cluster/cluster.conf".


       See cluster.conf(5)


       ccsd(8), ccs_tool(8), ccs_test(8), cluster.conf(5)