Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) monitors resources when they are online and offline to ensure that they are not started on systems where they are not supposed to run.
When you configure VCS, you should convey to the VCS engine the definitions of the cluster, service groups, resources, and dependencies among service groups and resources. VCS uses the following two configuration files in a default configuration:
For more information about configuring VCS using VCS configuration files, see:
VCS mainly fails to probe the resources or service group during following scenarios:
For more information on probing the resources or service group, or troubleshooting service groups, see
Some of the probing issues can be resolved by copying the latest types.cf file from the /etc/VRTSvcs/conf/ directory to the /etc/VRTSvcs/conf/config/ directory as follows:
1. Stop the cluster on all nodes:
# hastop -all –force
Applications continue to run, but do not fail over.
2. Back up the original types.cf file:
# mv /etc/VRTSvcs/conf/config/types.cf /etc/VRTSvcs/conf/config/types.cf.date
3. Copy the types.cf file:
# cp /etc/VRTSvcs/conf/types.cf /etc/VRTSvcs/conf/config/types.cf
4. Verify that both types.cf file are of same size:
# ls -l /etc/VRTSvcs/conf/types.cf
# ls -l /etc/VRTSvcs/conf/config/types.cf
5. Start the cluster on the node:
You must execute the hastart command on all nodes in the cluster, and also verify that the types.cf file did not revert to the original version. If so, then repeat the procedure and shut down the Low Latency Transport (LLT) and Global Atomic Broadcast (GAB), after you execute the hastop command.
You can also find information about probing resources and troubleshooting service groups in the PDF versions of the following guides:
VCS documentation for other platforms and releases can be found on the SORT website.