Bug 1259254 - fence_apc does not work with APC firmware 6.x
Summary: fence_apc does not work with APC firmware 6.x
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: fence-agents
Version: 6.8
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Marek Grac
QA Contact: cluster-qe@redhat.com
Steven J. Levine
Depends On:
Blocks: 1259319
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2015-09-02 09:49 UTC by Hans Middelhoek
Modified: 2016-05-12 14:30 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: fence-agents-4.0.15-11.el6
Doc Type: Release Note
Doc Text:
Fence agent for APC now supports firmware 6.x The fence agent for APC now support firmware 6.x.
Clone Of:
: 1259319 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2016-05-10 21:34:08 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2016:0838 normal SHIPPED_LIVE fence-agents bug fix and enhancement update 2016-05-10 22:42:07 UTC

Description Hans Middelhoek 2015-09-02 09:49:07 UTC
Description of problem:
We updated the firmware of our APC's (AP8653) to version 6.3.3 but now fencing doesn't work anymore.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
# fence_apc -V
4.0.10 (built Fri Jun 26 18:24:07 CEST 2015)

How reproducible:
# fence_apc -a xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx -l fenceuser -p pass -x -n 1 --ssh-options="-2 -c blowfish" --power-wait=10 -o status -c "apc>" -vvv


Schneider Electric                      Network Management Card AOS      v6.3.2
(c) Copyright 2015 All Rights Reserved  RPDU 2g                          v6.3.3
DEBUG:root:Sent: 1

DEBUG:root:Received: 1
E101: Command Not Found

DEBUG:root:Sent: 2

DEBUG:root:Received: 2
E101: Command Not Found


ERROR:root:Connection timed out

Actual results:
Command doesn't work because old commands are send. The check for firmware version 5.x doesn't match for this newer 6.x firmware and therefore falls back to pre 5.x commands.

Expected results:
Port status should be reported by above command. The olStatus command should be send by fence_apc.

Additional info:
A simple change in fence_apc solves the problem.
Replace this line:
if (firmware_version != None) and (firmware_version.group(1) == "5"):
by this:
if (firmware_version != None) and (firmware_version.group(1) >= "5"):

This will check for firmware version 5.x and newer and solves our problem.

Comment 2 Marek Grac 2015-09-02 12:10:52 UTC

If I understand it correctly, commands are same only checking of firmware has to allow 6.x. Am I right?

Comment 3 Hans Middelhoek 2015-09-02 16:54:44 UTC
You're right. Commands are the same for firmware 5 and 6 but firmware 6 can't be detected by fence_apc.

Comment 8 errata-xmlrpc 2016-05-10 21:34:08 UTC
Since the problem described in this bug report should be
resolved in a recent advisory, it has been closed with a
resolution of ERRATA.

For information on the advisory, and where to find the updated
files, follow the link below.

If the solution does not work for you, open a new bug report.


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