Monitoring DRBD Device

Once the primary and secondary machines are configured and synchronized, you can get the status information about your DRBD device by viewing the output from /proc/drbd:

root-shell> cat /proc/drbd
version: 8.0.4 (api:86/proto:86)
SVN Revision: 2947 build by root@drbd-one, 2007-07-30 16:43:05
 0: cs:Connected st:Primary/Secondary ds:UpToDate/UpToDate C r---
    ns:2175704 nr:0 dw:99192 dr:2076641 al:33 bm:128 lo:0 pe:0 ua:0 ap:0
        resync: used:0/31 hits:134841 misses:135 starving:0 dirty:0 changed:135
        act_log: used:0/257 hits:24765 misses:33 starving:0 dirty:0 changed:33

The first line provides the version/revision and build information.

The second line starts the detailed status information for an individual resource. The individual field headings are as follows:

  • cs: connection state

  • st: node state (local/remote)

  • ld: local data consistency

  • ds: data consistency

  • ns: network send

  • nr: network receive

  • dw: disk write

  • dr: disk read

  • pe: pending (waiting for ack)

  • ua: unack'd (still need to send ack)

  • al: access log write count

In the previous example, the information shown indicates that the nodes are connected, the local node is the primary (because it is listed first), and the local and remote data is up to date with each other. The remainder of the information is statistical data about the device, and the data exchanged that kept the information up to date.

You can also get the status information for DRBD by using the startup script with the status option:

root-shell> /etc/init.d/drbd status
 * status:  started
 * drbd driver loaded OK; device status: ...                                                                                      [ ok ]
version: 8.3.0 (api:88/proto:86-89)
GIT-hash: 9ba8b93e24d842f0dd3fb1f9b90e8348ddb95829 build by root@gentoo1.vmbear, 2009-03-14 23:00:06
 0: cs:Connected ro:Secondary/Secondary ds:UpToDate/UpToDate C r---
    ns:0 nr:0 dw:0 dr:8385604 al:0 bm:0 lo:0 pe:0 ua:0 ap:0 ep:1 wo:b oos:0

The information and statistics are the same.

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