fence_rhevm fails with error "Unable to obtain correct plug status or plug is not available" in a RHEL 5, 6, or 7 High Availability cluster

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  • When testing the fencing functionality for a 2-node cluster VMs on RHEV I'm getting the following error message:
Failed: Unable to obtain correct plug status or plug is not available
  • fence_rhevm stopped working after upgrading RHEVM from 3.0 to 3.1G


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, or 7 with the High Availability Add On
  • Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization 3.1 or later
  • One or more High Availability nodes using the fence_rhevm agent for fencing

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