4.29. VMware over SOAP API

Table 4.30, “VMware Fencing (SOAP Interface) (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 and later)” lists the fence device parameters used by fence_vmware_soap, the fence agent for VMware over SOAP API.

Table 4.30. VMware Fencing (SOAP Interface) (Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.2 and later)

luci Field cluster.conf Attribute Description
Name name Name of the virtual machine fencing device.
IP Address or Hostname ipaddr The IP address or host name assigned to the device.
IP Port (optional) ipport The TCP port to use for connection with the device. The default port is 80, or 443 if Use SSL is selected.
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.
VM name port Name of virtual machine in inventory path format (for example, /datacenter/vm/Discovered_virtual_machine/myMachine).
VM UUID uuid The UUID of the virtual machine to fence.
Delay (optional) delay The number of seconds to wait before fencing is started. The default value is 0.
Use SSL ssl Use SSL connections to communicate with the device.
Figure 4.22, “VMware over SOAP Fencing” shows the configuration screen for adding a VMware over SOAP fence device
VMware over SOAP Fencing

Figure 4.22. VMware over SOAP Fencing

The following command creates a fence device instance for a VMware over SOAP fence device:
ccs -f cluster.conf --addfencedev vmwaresoaptest1 agent=fence_vmware_soap login=root passwd=password123 power_wait=60 \
 separator=,
The following is the cluster.conf entry for the fence_vmware_soap device:

 <fencedevices>
  <fencedevice agent="fence_vmware_soap" ipaddr="192.168.0.1" login="root" name="vmwaresoaptest1" passwd="password123" \
   power_wait="60" separator="."/>
 </fencedevices>