VCS Learning : Learn about Cluster Hearbeats


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17 Responses

  1. Kiran says:

    Ramdev ,

    Its really helpful in troubleshooting VCS heartbeat issue Thanks for nice post !!!
    Keep posting on good topic thank you very much !!!!

  2. Ramdev says:

    Hi Kiran, Thanks for your regular feedback. Appreciate it.

  3. ramakrishna says:

    Hi Ram anna….

    Thank you for VERY GOOD POSTING….


    Hi RamDev superb post..

    Thank you.

  5. Kapil Kamboj says:

    Simple and very clear details.

    Thanks a lot Ramdev !

  6. sreenivas says:

    Hi Ram,

    Thanks for this nice post,

    I have some confusion on these outputs , please correct me if i am wrong,
    step2 : if those two interfaces connected properly with each other you will see below output and

    And if you suspect cross connection use the other heartbeat interface to ping the dlpiping server interface. And if the outputt shows sent / received success as below, then you know that the heartbeat cables connected wrongly

    Thanks in advance

  7. Ramdev says:

    Hi Srinivas –

    actual connection:

    gurkulvcs1 : e3   <----> gurkulvcs2 : e3
    gurkulvcs1 : e4   <----> gurkulvcs2 : e4

    Initially i have started the dlpiping service on “gurkulvcs1 : e3”

    test 1 : ping from gurkulvcs2 : e3  to gurkulvcs1:e3 — if success the connections are connected straight and as expected

    test 2: ping from gurkulvcs2 : e3  to gurkulvcs1:e3 — if failed then there might be two issues one is the nework cable  second one is cross connection. In the next step we will see if there is any cross connection

    test 3 : ping from gurkulvcs2 : e4  to gurkulvcs1:e3 : -if success , then it means the cables are crossed as below.

    gurkulvcs1 : e3   <----> gurkulvcs2 : e4
    gurkulvcs1 : e4   <----> gurkulvcs2 : e3

    hope that helps.

  8. Sreenivas says:

    Hi Ram, Thank your very much for your quick reply. Now clearly understood the concepts

  9. Rahul says:

    Hi All,

    I just want to know . is there any way to implement the same setup for practice in Laptop (mean virtually ) for just practicing purpose.

    please assist me on this.
    Thanks in Advance.

  10. syed says:

    Hello Ramdev,

    This site really helps even a novice to learn and understand the technology well. Really great work. Appreciate that!!!.

    Feedback from my side is that there is no flow with the topics. I hope it is good to put the next and previous article link that will be great.

    This site really helps a lot. :)

  11. V Kumar says:

    Hi Ram,
    Nice to see such good posts; Please keep posting any new information or updated ones;
    It can help whole IT community.

  12. V Kumar says:

    a query : if we are planning to configure such heartbeat network using HP Blade running on c7000 enclosure, how it can be done;
    Please shed some light on this

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