7.53. fence-agents

Updated fence-agents packages that fix several bugs and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The fence-agents packages provide a collection of scripts for handling remote power management for cluster devices. They allow failed or unreachable nodes to be forcibly restarted and removed from the cluster.

Upgrade to an upstream version

The fence-agents packages have been upgraded to upstream version 4.0.15, which provides a number of bug fixes and enhancements over the previous version.

Bug Fix

BZ#1049805, BZ#1094515, BZ#1099551, BZ#1111482, BZ#1118008, BZ#1123897, BZ#1171734
This update adds the "--tls1.0" option to the fence agent for HP Integrated Lights-Out 2 (iLO2) devices. With this option, iLO2 negotiation of the TLS protocol works as expected when using an iLO2 device with firmware version 2.27.
  • The fence_kdump agent now supports the "monitor" action, making integration with a cluster stack easier.
  • The fence-agents packages now support the fence_ilo_moonshot fence agent for HP Moonshot iLO devices. For information on the fence_ilo_moonshot parameters, see the fence_ilo_moonshot(8) man page.
  • This update adds support for the fence_ilo_ssh fence agent. The agent logs into an iLO device using SSH and reboots a specified outlet. For information on the fence_ilo_ssh parameters, see the fence_ilo_ssh(8) man page.
  • This update adds support for the fence_mpath fence agent. This agent is an I/O fencing agent that uses SCSI-3 persistent reservations to control access to multipath devices. For information on fence_mpath and its parameters, see the fence_mpath(8) man page.
  • The fence agent for APC devices over Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) has been updated to support the latest versions of the APC firmware.
  • This update adds support for the fence_emerson fencing agent for Emerson devices over Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP). It is an I/O fencing agent that can be used with the MPX and MPH2 Emerson devices. For information on the parameters for the fence_emerson fencing agent, see the fence_emerson(8) man page.
Users of fence-agents are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.