4.3. Brocade Fabric Switch

Table 4.4, “Brocade Fabric Switch” lists the fence device parameters used by fence_brocade, the fence agent for Brocade FC switches.

Table 4.4. Brocade Fabric Switch

luci Field cluster.conf Attribute Description
Name name A name for the Brocade device connected to the cluster.
IP Address or Hostname ipaddr The IP address or host name assigned to 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.
Force IP Family inet4_only, inet6_only Force the agent to use IPv4 or IPv6 addresses only
Force Command Prompt cmd_prompt The command prompt to use. The default value is '\$'.
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.
Port port The switch outlet number.
Delay (optional) delay The number of seconds to wait before fencing is started. The default value is 0.
Use SSH secure Indicates that the 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.
Unfencing unfence section of the cluster configuration file When enabled, this ensures that a fenced node is not re-enabled until the node has been rebooted. This is necessary for non-power fence methods (that is, SAN/storage fencing). When you configure a device that requires unfencing, the cluster must first be stopped and the full configuration including devices and unfencing must be added before the cluster is started. For more information about unfencing a node, see the fence_node(8) man page.
Figure 4.3, “Brocade Fabric Switch” shows the configuration screen for adding an Brocade Fabric Switch fence device.
Brocade Fabric Switch

Figure 4.3. Brocade Fabric Switch

The following command creates a fence device instance for a Brocade device:
ccs -f cluster.conf --addfencedev brocadetest agent=fence_brocade ipaddr=brocadetest.example.com login=root \
The following is the cluster.conf entry for the fence_brocade device:

  <fencedevice agent="fence_brocade" ipaddr="brocadetest.example.com" login="brocadetest" \
    name="brocadetest" passwd="brocadetest"/>