Why does my node reboot twice when issuing a fence_node <node> ?

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

When manually fencing a node:

# fence_node <node name>

the node is observed powering off, powering on and then a short time later, powering off and on again. Why does this occur?

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 High Availability
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 High Availability
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 High Availability
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 High Availability

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