strange qnetd ghost config file

de Thysebaert

Active Member
Mar 12, 2017
In the past I use qnetd as quorum device when I run only 2 nodes.
For 3 years we have 3 nodes configured with corosync for the quorum and I regulary add or removes nodes to upgrade hardward and keep up to date for performance.

To verify my config and also prepare to migrate from v5 to v6 I ran some verifications and found that there are 4 expected votes as below (pvem status) and ran after also the pve5to6 script.
As I understand quorum provider is well corosync, but the config attemps 4 votes because there stay config for qnetd device ( INFO: configured votes - qdevice: 1) returned by pv5to6.
In /etc/pve I found the file corosync.qdev witch seam to be my old config for qnet device. I think that the fourth expected votes comes form that old config. I understand that when I add the third nodes and configure corosync as quorum provider that aI let this old config file there and that this file was replicated each time I add a new node.

the systemctl status corosync-qnetd command on each nodes return Unit corosync-qnetd.service could not be found.

May I just move this file to another place to retun to a normal situation for my 3 nodes with only corosync as provider ?


pvecm status
Quorum information
Date: Mon Jul 5 22:33:47 2021
Quorum provider: corosync_votequorum
Nodes: 3
Node ID: 0x00000001
Ring ID: 3/59624
Quorate: Yes

Votequorum information
Expected votes: 4
Highest expected: 4
Total votes: 3
Quorum: 3
Flags: Quorate

Membership information
Nodeid Votes Name
0x00000003 1
0x00000004 1
0x00000001 1 (local)


Analzying quorum settings and state..
INFO: configured votes - nodes: 3
INFO: configured votes - qdevice: 1
INFO: current expected votes: 4
INFO: current total votes: 3
WARN: total votes < expected votes: 3/4!

pvecm nodes

Membership information
Nodeid Votes Name
3 1
4 1
1 1 (local)


Proxmox Retired Staff
Retired Staff
Jul 6, 2020
I can't find any reference to the file '/etc/pve/corosync.qdev' anywhere, and not sure it's something that was placed there by Proxmox VE. What is the contents of this file? Is there any mention of the qdevice in /etc/pve/corosync.conf? Have you tried running pvecm qdevice remove?


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