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Zombie nodes

There is a node in your CIB which keeps reappearing after you delete the node definition.

The undead node is problably a leftover from somewhere in the past (you created it sometime ago). In order to solve the problem, shutdown heartbeat, delete the /var/lib/heartbeat/hostcache file on all your nodes and start heartbeat. Then delete the node from your CIB using cibadmin once and for all.

target_role is specified twice

You are trying to change an attribute of a resource and all the calls to crm_resource fail with:

ERROR: cib_native_perform_op: Call failed: Application of an update diff failed, requesting a full refresh

A call to cibadmin --cib_sync does not help either.

Check the resource you are trying to modify with a call to crm_resource -x -r RESOURCE_ID and see if target_role is present in both meta_attributes and instance_attributes like it is in the following snippet:

<primitive class="stonith" type="external/ibmrsa-telnet" provider="heartbeat" id="resource_stonith_asterix02">
  <meta_attributes id="resource_stonith_asterix02_meta_attrs">
      <nvpair name="target_role" id="resource_stonith_asterix02_metaattr_target_role" value="started"/>
  <instance_attributes id="resource_stonith_asterix02_instance_attrs">
      <nvpair id="1e2ced8d-fcb5-49dc-a0e1-988279531431" name="nodename" value="asterix02"/>
      <nvpair id="5bc3e50b-f2f5-450a-901a-2b84d2c928c9" name="ip_address" value=""/>
      <nvpair id="e9f35ac1-3e32-4f23-9434-329de48de9f5" name="username" value="USER"/>
      <nvpair id="9c6484b4-f722-4446-8072-b670b45d85d4" name="password" value="PASSWORD"/>
    <op id="3ba4b45f-35bc-4684-a1b7-ab26ab3aced1" name="monitor" description="monitor" interval="5" timeout="20" prereq="nothing" start_delay="0" disabled="false" role="Started" on_fail="restart"/>
  <instance_attributes id="resource_stonith_asterix02">
      <nvpair id="resource_stonith_asterix02-target_role" name="target_role" value="stopped"/>

According to the linux-ha devs this can happen by using the GUI (one more reason not to use it). If that is the case then remove the instance attributes section with a call to (make sure to copy the correct XML snippet from your output) on your DC node:

echo '<instance_attributes id="resource_stonith_asterix02"><attributes><nvpair id="resource_stonith_asterix02-target_role" name="target_role" value="stopped"/></attributes></instance_attributes>' | sudo cibadmin -D -o resources -p

Ignore the error message Application of an update diff failed, requesting a full refresh, the operation should succeed anyway. Now set the target_role value using:

sudo crm_resource --meta -r resource_stonith_asterix02 --set-parameter target_role --property-value stopped

Note the --meta.