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

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • 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, 8 or 9 with the High Availability Add On

Subscriber exclusive content

A Red Hat subscription provides unlimited access to our knowledgebase, tools, and much more.

Current Customers and Partners

Log in for full access

Log In

New to Red Hat?

Learn more about Red Hat subscriptions

Using a Red Hat product through a public cloud?

How to access this content