Preventing a cluster resource from loading when joining a cluster

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  • 08-Jan-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Cluster Services 1.8.4


There are times that you may want to prevent a cluster resource from loading as the cluster starts up.
This could be caused by a problem resource that cause severe enough problems that it does not let you "offline" it before the problem occurs.


You need to change the "NCS:CRM Failover Mode" attribute of the cluster resource object in edirectory.
If this number is odd then it will load on cluster join.
If this number is even then it will be offline at cluster join.

For example if the "NCS:CRM Failover Mode" attribute is 17 change it to 16.
What matters is the least significant bit, so if it is an odd number decrement it by 1 to make it "offline".