Bug 591404 - fence_ilo should support login via ssh-keys
Summary: fence_ilo should support login via ssh-keys
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: cman   
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Version: 5.5
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: Marek Grac
QA Contact: Cluster QE
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Reported: 2010-05-12 07:30 UTC by Ralf Spenneberg
Modified: 2010-05-12 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-05-12 15:37:19 UTC
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Description Ralf Spenneberg 2010-05-12 07:30:46 UTC
Description of problem:
The script fence_ilo requires login via ssh using username/password and does not support ssh keys. In our enviroment the ssh-passwords are rotated automatically therefore fence_ilo is not usable.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Execute /sbin/fence_ilo -h
2. It will not display an option to use ssh keys.
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Expected results:
Display option for the usage of ssh-keys.

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Comment 1 Marek Grac 2010-05-12 15:37:19 UTC
Hi Ralf,

Unfortunately I can't fix this problem. We do not use ssh to connect to ilo/ilo2 machines but we use RIBCL (xml commands) over SSL. I'm aware that there is support for ilo/ilo2 but until recently (I guess ilo2 v1.70+) there was no option to do 'non-graceful shutdown' from ssh cli. Graceful (or proper) shutdown is not usable for cluster purposes. 

In some cases it is possible to use (slightly modify) fence_ilo_mp which was developed for iLO MP where we uses ssh to connect to the fencing device.

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