[PVE-User] PVE Cluster and /etc/hosts.conf

Alwin Antreich a.antreich at proxmox.com
Tue Sep 19 14:13:03 CEST 2017

Hi Gilberto,

On Mon, Sep 18, 2017 at 05:34:47PM -0300, Gilberto Nunes wrote:
> Hi guys...
> I always do, as good practices, adjust the /etc/hosts.conf, in order to
> resolve the internal IP to the machine name, when creating a cluster.
> So, I puted this in /etc/hosts.conf in each node:
>   localhost
> pve01 pvelocalhost
> pve02
> pve03
> just altering the pvelocalhost according to the node...
> Now, when I add the node to the cluster, I refer to the name of that
> "primary" node, such this:
> pvecm add pve01
> Is this correct???
You can add all PVE hostnames into your /etc/hosts for lookup. But you
should also have a FQDN in there too, you have been asked during setup.

> P.S.: I just acted like this, because I believe that to make a private
> network between the servers, do the cluster more reliable than make all
> traffic from clusters node concurrer with LAN traffic...
To put cluster traffic on its on network is always a good idea.

> Thanks anyway
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