fence_vmware fails with "fence_vmware_helper returned Cannot connect to server! VMware error:Error connecting to server at 'https://192.168.2.10/sdk/webService': Connection refused" in RHEL 5

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Issue

  • fence_vmware fails with connection error:
# fence_vmware_soap --action=status --ip=192.168.2.10 --username=root --password=P@ssw0rd --plug=PRDESBEMS02
fence_vmware_helper returned Cannot connect to server!
VMware error:Error connecting to server at 'https://192.168.2.10/sdk/webService': Connection refused

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 with the High Availability Add On
  • Cluster nodes running on VMWare virtual machines
  • Using fence_vmware

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