How to set up a Quorum Disk Witness on Debian 8

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How to set up a Quorum Disk Witness on Debian 8

Postby !ns@n3isth3m3mbran3 » 2017-12-11 19:16

I am trying to set up a quorum witness server on a Debian 8 OS and am having difficulties.

On the Quorum Witness server side (corosync-qnetd Debian Package ( it is difficult to understand the steps to follow in the man page and what to configure on the witness end to make it work properly.

On the cluster side (2 node cluster; using corosync and pacemaker), after installing the corosync-qdevice Debian package ( ... nc-qdevice) I receive the following error:

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CRON-APT RUN [/etc/cron-apt/config]: Mon Dec 11 04:00:02 PST 2017 CRON-APT SLEEP: 2241, Mon Dec 11 04:37:23 PST 2017 CRON-APT ACTION: 5-security-updates CRON-APT LINE: /usr/bin/apt-get -o quiet=1 -o APT::Get::List-Cleanup=false -o Dir::Etc::SourceList=/etc/apt/sources.list.d/security.list -o Dir::Etc::SourceParts="/dev/null" dist-upgrade -y -o APT::Get::Show-Upgraded=true Reading package lists...
Building dependency tree...
Reading state information...
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Setting up corosync-qdevice (2.4.2-3~bpo8+1) ...
Job for corosync-qdevice.service failed. See 'systemctl status corosync-qdevice.service' and 'journalctl -xn' for details.
invoke-rc.d: initscript corosync-qdevice, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing package corosync-qdevice (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1 Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
Some documentation I have found online regarding a quorum configuration on Linux stems from the RHEL docs, which clearly takes one through the steps -

I am having difficulties relating the steps between RHEL and Debian.

Thus what would be the syntactical steps to set up a 3rd node quorum witness server using the Debian packages available?
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