fence_ilo fails when configured with the power_wait (-g) setting in RHEL 5 or 6

Solution Unverified - Updated -


  • We have a problem that fence_ilo doesn't work on our cluster
  • If I run fence_ilo from the command line without -g it works, but when the cluster executes fence_ilo and we have power_wait configured in /etc/cluster/cluster.conf, fencing fails.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or 6 with the High Availability Add On
  • One or more nodes configured to use fence_ilo in /etc/cluster/cluster.conf, or running fence_ilo from the command line
    • Using fence_ilo's -g from the command line or power_wait in /etc/cluster/cluster.conf

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