How to test fence devices and fencing configuration in a Red Hat High Availability cluster?

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  • We had a failed fence event in our cluster and need to test whether the fence devices and configuration are working.
  • For compliance with support policies for Red Hat Enterprise Linux High Availability cluster software, we need to ensure fencing is working in our cluster.
  • How can I test my fence device to ensure it works properly?


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, 7, or 8 with the High Availability Add On

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