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       ganeti-watcher - ganeti cluster watcher




       The  ganeti-watcher  is  a periodically run script which is responsible
       for keeping the instances in the correct status.

       Its primary function is to try to keep running all instances which  are
       marked  as  up  in  the  configuration  file, by trying to start them a
       limited number of times.

       Its other function is to ‘‘repair’’  DRBD  links  by  reactivating  the
       block  devices  of  instances which have secondaries on nodes that have
       been rebooted.

       The watcher does synchronous queries but will submit jobs for executing
       the  changes.  Due  to  locking, it could be that the jobs execute much
       later than the watcher executes them.

       The command has a state file  located  at  /var/lib/ganeti/
       and  a  log file at /var/log/ganeti/watcher.log. Removal of either file
       will not affect correct operation; the removal of the state  file  will
       just cause the restart counters for the instances to reset to zero.


       Report  bugs  to  <URL:> or contact the
       developers using the ganeti mailing list <>.


       Ganeti  overview  and  specifications:  ganeti(7)  (general  overview),
       ganeti-os-interface(7) (guest OS definitions).

       Ganeti  commands:  gnt-cluster(8)  (cluster-wide  commands), gnt-job(8)
       (job-related  commands),  gnt-node(8)  (node-related  commands),   gnt-
       instance(8)  (instance  commands),  gnt-os(8) (guest OS commands), gnt-
       backup(8)  (instance  import/export  commands),   gnt-debug(8)   (debug

       Ganeti   daemons:  ganeti-watcher(8)  (automatic  instance  restarter),
       ganeti-cleaner(8) (job queue cleaner), ganeti-noded(8)  (node  daemon),
       ganeti-masterd(8)  (master daemon), ganeti-rapi(8) (remote API daemon).


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