[Linux-cluster] fence Agent

Amjad Syed amjadcsu at gmail.com
Sun Jun 22 14:32:50 UTC 2014

Well , i am running RHEL 6.3 on  INSPUR NFS5280 . For some reason  the
ipmitool and drivers stopped working.

While restarting /etc/init.d/ipmi , it would just hang.

Is it that ipmitool is not communicating  with BMC .?

What is the best way to tackle this issue ?


On Sun, Jun 22, 2014 at 11:31 AM, Digimer <lists at alteeve.ca> wrote:

> On 22/06/14 03:55 AM, Amjad Syed wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I am trying to setup a simple 2 node cluster in active/passive mode for
>> oracle high availability
>> We are using one  INSPUR server and one HP proliant (Management decision
>> based on  hardware availability)   and we are seeing if we can use IPMI
>> as fencing method
>> CCHS though supports HP ILO, DELL IPMI, IBM , but not  INSPUR.
>> So the basic question i have is what if we can use fence_ILO (for HP)
>> and fence_ipmilan (For INSPUR)?
>> IF any one have any experience with fence_ipmilan or point to resources
>> , it would really be appreciated.
>> Sincerely,
>> Amjad
> fence_ipmilan works with just about every IPMI-based out of band
> management interface. Most of those branded ones, like DRAC, RSA, iLO, etc
> are fundamentally based on IPMI. I've used fence_ipmilan on iLO personally
> and it's fine.
> If you can show what 'ipmitool' command you use that can show if the peer
> is powered on or off, then you should be able to translate it quite easily
> to a matching fence_ipmilan call (check man fence_ipmilan for the
> switches). Once you can check the power status of the peer(s) with
> fence_ipmilan, you're 95% of the way there.
> cheers
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