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7.57. fence-virt

Updated fence-virt packages that fix two bugs and add two enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The fence-virt packages provide a fencing agent for virtual machines as well as a host agent, which processes fencing requests.

Bug Fixes

Previously, the fence_virt man page contained incorrect information in the "SERIAL/VMCHANNEL PARAMETERS" section. With this update, the man page has been corrected.
Previously, the fence_virtd daemon returned an incorrect error code to the fence_virt agent when the virt domain did not exist. Consequently, the fence_node utility occasionally failed to detect fencing. With this update, the error codes have been changed and the described error no longer occurs.


The "delay" (-w) option has been added to the fence_virt and fence_xvm fencing agents. The delay option can be used, for example, as a method of preloading a winner in a fence race in a CMAN cluster.
With this update, the documentation of the "hash" parameter in the fence_virt.conf file has been improved to notify that hash is the weakest hashing algorithm allowed for client requests.
All users of fence-virt are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs and add these enhancements.