How to implement a fence delay when using fence_vmware_soap as the fence agent in RHEL 5 or 6

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  • How to add 'delay' option of fencing when fence_vmware_soap fence agent is being used ?
  • In order to avoid fence race, 'delay' option of fencing is recommended in article Delaying Fencing in a Two Node Cluster to Prevent Fence Races or "Fence Death" Scenarios. How to use for fence_vmware_soap fence agent ?
  • I have configured a delay for fence_vmware_soap, but its not taking effect.
  • Two different clusters with different releases of fence-agents behave differently with respect to the delay specified for fence_vmware_soap. One delays, one doesn't.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 or 6 with the High Availability Add On
  • fence_vmware_soap is the configured fence agent for one or more nodes in /etc/cluster/cluster.conf

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