[Linux-cluster] Fencing agents on DELL PowerEdge servers

Lon Hohberger lhh at redhat.com
Thu Feb 9 17:27:49 UTC 2006

On Thu, 2006-02-09 at 13:18 -0200, Celso K. Webber wrote:
> Hello all,
> Would someone please tell me if there is a way to use a Dell DRAC card 
> as a fencing device under Red Hat Cluster Suite v3? I could successfully 
> configure the DRACs and Cluster Suite v4 to use the Dell server's DRACs 
> as fencing devices under Red Hat Cluster Suite v4, but I could not find 
> a way to do that under CS v3 since the fencing agents are in binary 
> format, not in shell script format as they are in CS v4.

DRAC would be tough

> Alternatively, does anyone know if it is possible to use Dell's 
> "ipmitool" and "ipmish" commands over the server's BMC IP so that I 
> could build a fencing agent script for Cluster Suite v4?

fence_ipmilan uses ipmitool, and the same code works on RHCS3 and RHCS4
(different compile time option)

-- Lon

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