Bug 453371 - fence_bladecenter cannot set_power_state
fence_bladecenter cannot set_power_state
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Cluster Suite
Classification: Red Hat
Component: fence (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jim Parsons
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Reported: 2008-06-30 03:56 EDT by janusz
Modified: 2009-04-16 16:35 EDT (History)
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Description janusz 2008-06-30 03:56:16 EDT
Description of problem:

Fenced daemon fails to fence IBM blade center node.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

fence_bladecenter 1.32.50

How reproducible:

50%.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn off one of machines which is in failover configuration.
2. Wait for messages  "fence "node" failed.
  
Actual results:

Node not fenced, cluster disabled.

Expected results:

Node fenced, cluster ok.

Description:

I want to fence blade in IBM BladeCenter. All goes ok when I want to fence node
1. It goes down, cluster is degraded but serves fine.

But when I want to fence node 3 (blade is in slot 3 and 4). I issue:

fence_bladecenter -a 172.16.3.100 -l properusername -n 3 properpassword -o off 

and get:

unexpected powerstate

If I turn off the 3th blade I got in logs: 
fencing node "nodename"
agent "fence_bladecenter" reports: unexpected powerstate

I have to mention that when I issue:

fence_bladecenter -a 172.16.3.100 -l properusername -n 3 properpassword -o status

I get:

success: blade3 status: On

I can easily operate on node 1, but not 3. I guess 2 issues are possible:
fence_bladecenter's function get_power_state / set_power_state is wrong or the
BladeCenter is malfunctioning.

Thanks,
Janusz.
Comment 1 janusz 2008-07-01 05:51:08 EDT
OK, this is NOT a bug.

fence_bladecenters' function (set_power_state) has no function to recognize
permission errors. In my case the issue was in BladeCenter, which apparently
needed to delete/recreate the authenticating user.

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