The following Pacemaker documentation was generated from the upstream sources.

Where to Start

If you're new to Pacemaker or clustering in general, the best place to start is the Clusters from Scratch guide. This document walks you step-by-step through the installation and configuration of a High Availability cluster with Pacemaker. It even makes the common configuration mistakes so that it can demonstrate how to fix them.

On the otherhand, if you're looking for an exhasutive reference of all Pacemaker's options and features, try Pacemaker Explained. It's dry, but should have the answers you're looking for. Again, be sure to read the edition appropriate for your software version.

Both are version specific (Some things have changed over the years, so be sure to choose the one that matches your software version) and have been translated into several languages.

There is also a project wiki with plenty of examples and howto guides which the wider community is encouraged to update and add to.

Which Documentation Set do I Need?

If the distribution you're using is:

Unversioned documentation

General Concepts

Ordering Explained [pdf] [print]
Colocation Explained [pdf] [print]
Configuring Fencing with crmsh [html]
ACL Guide [html]

Versioned documentation

Pacemaker 1.0 for Corosync 1.x


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Clusters from Scratch (en-US) [pdf]
Pacemaker Explained (en-US) [epub] [pdf] [pdf] [html] [html-single]

Pacemaker 1.1 for Corosync 2.x and crmsh

Requires Corosync 2.x and optimized for the crmsh CLI
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Clusters from Scratch (en-US) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Clusters from Scratch (fr) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Clusters from Scratch (it-IT) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Clusters from Scratch (ro-RO) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Clusters from Scratch (zh-CN) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Pacemaker Explained (en-US) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Pacemaker Explained (it-IT) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Pacemaker Explained (ro-RO) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Pacemaker Remote (en-US) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]

Pacemaker 1.1 for Corosync 2.x and pcs

Requires Corosync 2.x and optimized for the pcs CLI
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Clusters from Scratch (en-US) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Clusters from Scratch (fr) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Clusters from Scratch (it-IT) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Clusters from Scratch (ro-RO) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Clusters from Scratch (zh-CN) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Pacemaker Explained (en-US) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Pacemaker Explained (it-IT) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Pacemaker Explained (ro-RO) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Pacemaker Remote (en-US) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]

Pacemaker 1.1 for CMAN or Corosync 1.x

The last version featuring Corosync 1.x, the Pacemaker plugins and CMAN
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Clusters from Scratch (en-US) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Clusters from Scratch (it-IT) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Clusters from Scratch (ro-RO) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Clusters from Scratch (zh-CN) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Pacemaker Explained (en-US) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Pacemaker Explained (it-IT) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]
Pacemaker Explained (ro-RO) [epub] [pdf] [html] [html-single]

Deprecated Documentation

Pacemaker 1.0 with OpenAIS

Clusters from Scratch - Pacemaker 1.0 & GFS2 [pdf]
Clusters from Scratch - Pacemaker 1.0 & OCFS2 [pdf]