[CentOS] Cluster: understanding virtual IP

Dirk H. Schulz dirk.schulz at kinzesberg.de
Sun Jul 13 12:28:29 UTC 2008

Hi folks,

I have set up a cluster on CentOS 5.2 using /etc/cluster/cluster.conf - and 
it works fine. It's only purpose is to switch a virtual IP between two 

Now the service is running, I can ping the virtual IP from outside - but 
this virtual IP is not bound to any interface. How does this work? Can I 
force the cluster to bind it to a certain interface?

I need this because the routing daemon (xorp) does not make use of an ip 
address that is not bound to an interface.

Any hint or help is appreciated.


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