Getting Help

You can stay up to date with the Pacemaker project by subscribing to our news and/or site updates feeds.

A good first step is always to check out the FAQ and documentation. Otherwise, many members of the community hang out on irc and are happy to answer questions. We are spread out over many timezones though (and have day jobs), so you may need to be patient when waiting for a reply.

Extended or complex issues might be better sent to the relevant mailing list(s) (you'll need to subscribe in order to send messages). Don't worry if you pick the wrong one, many of us are on multiple lists and someone will suggest a more appropriate forum if necessary.

People new to the project, or Open Source generally, are encouraged to read Getting Answers by Mike Ash from Rogue Amoeba. It provides some very good tips on effective communication with groups such as this one. Following the advice it contains will greatly increase the chance of a quick and helpful reply.

Bugs and other problems can also be reported via Bugzilla.

Or if you already know the solution, submit a patch against our GitHub repository.

The development of most of the ClusterLabs-related projects take place as part of the ClusterLabs organization at Github, and the source code and issue trackers for these projects can be found there.

Providing Help

If you find this project useful, you may want to consider supporting its future development. There are a number of ways to support the project (in no particular order):

Thank you for using Pacemaker

Professional Support

  • SUSE supports Pacemaker and DRBD as part of their High Availability Extension
  • Red Hat supports ClusterLabs software as part of the RHEL High Availability Add-on
  • Michael Schwartzkopff (author of the book "Clusterbau: Hochverfuegbarkeit mit Pacemaker, OpenAIS, Heartbeat und LVS]") offers consulting and support service around Linux clusters (HA, LVS, DRBD, ...)
  • LINBIT provides global support for DRBD, Linux-HA, Pacemaker and other HA-software suites. Philipp Reisner and Lars Ellenberg, the authors of DRBD, oversee LINBIT's Professional Services. In addition, they offer training services, certification, consultancy, and turnkey solutions around DRBD and Pacemaker
  • Alteeve is a software and systems design company specializing in server uptime and operational continuity. Their Anvil! product offers an all-in-one supported clustering solution using ClusterLabs software.
  • Heinlein Support offers training on Linux Clusters. Topics covered: heartbeat, openais, pacemaker, DRBD, cluster filesystems, shared data and the setup and integration of Linux Virtual Server (LVS) into a high availability cluster
  • B1 Systems provides support (troubleshooting, maintenance, debugging, ...), consulting and training for Linux clusters, load balancing, storage clusters, virtual system cluster and high availability. This includes Pacemaker, Heartbeat and LVS as well as various cluster filesystems (OCFS2, GPFS, GFS, ...)
  • Gurulabs offers training on many topics, including Linux high availability (HA) clustering and HA storage administration.

Does your company provide Pacemaker training or support? Let us know!