[Linux-cluster] fence_apc does not like "outlet" user

Jan Friesse jfriesse at redhat.com
Wed Mar 4 09:48:23 UTC 2009

in 5.3 is new agent, which is able to work with "outleter" user.


Ward, Timothy - SSD wrote:
> I have an APC 7901 and have been using the fence_apc tool to test the functionality.  In the past I've always used the "root" account to control the NPS but thats bad so I am trying to get an "outlet" user setup.  Here are my results:
> [root at node1 ~]# fence_apc -a -l root -n 3 -p root -o on -v
> Status check successful. Port 3 is ON
> Power On successful
> [root at node1 ~]# fence_apc -a -l device -n 3 -p device -o on -v
> Status check successful. Port 3 is ON
> Power On successful
> [root at node1 ~]# fence_apc -a -l cluster -n 3 -p cluster -o on -v
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "/sbin/fence_apc", line 829, in ?
>     main()
>   File "/sbin/fence_apc", line 327, in main
>     backout(sock) # Return to control screen
>   File "/sbin/fence_apc", line 393, in backout
>     i, mo, txt = sock.expect(regex_list, TELNET_TIMEOUT)
>   File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/telnetlib.py", line 620, in expect
>     text = self.read_very_lazy()
>   File "/usr/lib64/python2.4/telnetlib.py", line 400, in read_very_lazy
>     raise EOFError, 'telnet connection closed'
> EOFError: telnet connection closed
> I tried this with CentOS 5.1 and 5.2.  For users root=admin, device=device, cluster=outlet.
> The info in /tmp/apclog does not have anything that is obviously useful (I compared the device and cluster user outputs).  I did notice the log does not fill until the fence_apc fails for the outlet "cluster" user.  I also tried a different outlet user name, checked that the outlet user has access to all of the outlets.
> My next idea was to grit my teeth and upgrade the APC firmware.
> Any suggestions would be welcome.
> Thanks guys,
> Tim
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