Question regarding cluster / quorate


Active Member
Oct 13, 2008
Dear reader,

We have 11 nodes in a cluster and each node has 1 vote. Currently we are in the process of migrating this cluster to another datacentre, so a shutdown of all nodes is necessary.

How can I make sure that I will get quorate once I will start up the nodes in the new location? Is it possible (or even advisable) to give one node 6 votes so whenever I startup this first node the cluster will have quorate?

Any advice is welcome :)

Why would you do this?
Start one node after the other and the cluster will quorate when the majority is up and running.


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