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4.19. IBM BladeCenter

Table 4.20, “IBM BladeCenter” lists the fence device parameters used by fence_bladecenter, the fence agent for IBM BladeCenter.

Table 4.20. IBM BladeCenter

luci Field cluster.conf Attribute Description
Name name A name for the IBM BladeCenter device connected to the cluster.
IP Address or Hostname ipaddr The IP address or host name assigned to the device.
IP port (optional) ipport TCP port to use for connection with the device.
Login login The login name used to access the device.
Password passwd The password used to authenticate the connection to the device.
Password Script (optional) passwd_script The script that supplies a password for access to the fence device. Using this supersedes the Password parameter.
Power Wait (seconds) power_wait Number of seconds to wait after issuing a power off or power on command.
Power Timeout (seconds) power_timeout Number of seconds to continue testing for a status change after issuing a power off or power on command. The default value is 20.
Shell Timeout (seconds) shell_timeout Number of seconds to wait for a command prompt after issuing a command. The default value is 3.
Login Timeout (seconds) login_timeout Number of seconds to wait for a command prompt after login. The default value is 5.
Times to Retry Power On Operation retry_on Number of attempts to retry a power on operation. The default value is 1.
Use SSH secure Indicates that system will use SSH to access the device. When using SSH, you must specify either a password, a password script, or an identity file.
SSH Options ssh_options SSH options to use. The default value is -1 -c blowfish.
Path to SSH Identity File identity_file The identity file for SSH.
Figure 4.14, “IBM BladeCenter” shows the configuration screen for adding an IBM BladeCenter fence device.
IBM BladeCenter

Figure 4.14. IBM BladeCenter

The following command creates a fence device instance for an IBM BladeCenter device:
ccs -f cluster.conf --addfencedev bladecentertest1 agent=fence_bladecenter ipaddr= login=root \
 passwd=password123 power_wait=60
The following is the cluster.conf entry for the fence_bladecenter device:

  <fencedevice agent="fence_bladecenter" ipaddr="" login="root" name="bladecentertest1" passwd="password123" \