SLES 11 HAE - LSB resource will not start

  • 7007617
  • 20-Jan-2011
  • 30-Apr-2012


SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 (HAE)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 Service Pack 1 (HAE)


When configuring a LSB resource  with SLES 11 and the High Availability Extension the LSB resource will not start.

Errors in  /var/log/messages show:

Jan 20 11:03:31 HAE1 pengine: [6544]: ERROR: unpack_resources: Either configure some or disable STONITH with the stonith-enabled option
Jan 20 11:03:31 HAE1 pengine: [6544]: ERROR: unpack_resources: NOTE: Clusters with shared data need STONITH to ensure data integrity


This is a setup for HAE with SBD, and a lsb (pure-ftpd) resource.To fix the STONITH errors you will need to either set STONITH to disable in the cluster settings or configure a STONITH resource. Below is an example of a SBD resource. See TID (7007616) for a full example on configuring a SBD partition.

To disable STONITH (Not Recommended)

In the cluster GUI under  CRM Config there is an option for  "Stonith Enabled". Un-check the box. 

Through crm:

crm configure property stonith-enabled=false

Note: Disable Stonith only if you know exactly what you are doing. If you have a shared disk you will most likely corrupted the file-system without a proper Stonith resource.

Creating a Stonith resource (Recommended)

See TID (7007616)

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