"Error: no response from RAKP 1 message" observed while diagnosing fence_ipmilan timeout issues

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  • fence device configured with fence_ipmilan is frequently timing out
  • Connectivity test of fence device is showing "ERROR: Connection timed out" messages frequently while using below command, although the "Status: ON" output message is also seen a few times :
# time  fence_ipmilan -a <iLO_ip_addr> -P -l <login> -p <password> -o status
ERROR: Connection timed out
  • Additionally, other fence device configured with iLO IP on the same subnet in the cluster shows the "Status: ON" messages everytime.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.6 (with High Availability and/or Resilient Storage Add-on)
  • Cluster node with hardware that supports IPMI power management via fence_ipmilan
  • HP iLO4

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