pacemakerd - Man Page

Part of the Pacemaker cluster resource manager


pacemakerd [options]


pacemakerd - primary Pacemaker daemon that launches and monitors all subsidiary Pacemaker daemons


Help Options

-h,  --help

Show help options


Show all help options


Show output help

Output Options


Specify output format as one of: text (default), xml


Specify file name for output (or "-" for stdout)


Use more highly formatted output (requires --output-as=text)

Application Options

-$,  --version

Display software version and exit

-V,  --verbose

Increase debug output (may be specified multiple times)

-F,  --features

Display full version and list of features Pacemaker was built with

-f,  --foreground

(Ignored) Pacemaker always runs in the foreground

-p,  --pid-file=FILE

(Ignored) Daemon pid file location

-S,  --shutdown

Instruct Pacemaker to shutdown on this machine

-s,  --standby

Start node in standby state


Written by Andrew Beekhof and the Pacemaker project contributors

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July 2023 Pacemaker 2.1.6-4.fc39.2 System Administration Utilities