A stonith device throws "Parse error: Ignoring unknown option" for inet4_only or inet6_only during monitor operations

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Issue

  • After upgrading the fence-agents packages, there have been errors like the following in /var/log/messages:
May 21 11:27:12 fastvm-rhel-7-6-21 stonith-ng[2055]:  notice: fence_vmware_soap_monitor_1:11771:stderr [ WARNING:root:Parse error: Ignoring unknown option 'inet4_only=1' ]
May 21 11:27:12 fastvm-rhel-7-6-21 stonith-ng[2055]:  notice: fence_vmware_soap_monitor_1:11771:stderr [  ]
May 21 11:27:12 fastvm-rhel-7-6-21 stonith-ng[2055]: warning: fence_vmware_soap[11771] stderr: [ WARNING:root:Parse error: Ignoring unknown option 'inet4_only=1' ]
May 21 11:27:12 fastvm-rhel-7-6-21 stonith-ng[2055]: warning: fence_vmware_soap[11771] stderr: [  ]

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (with the High Availability Add-on)
    • fence-agents-common-4.2.1-30.el7 or later
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 (with the High Availability Add-on)
    • fence-agents-common-4.2.1-41.el8 or later

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