Bug 800650 - Add symlinks for common fence types that utilize standards based agents
Summary: Add symlinks for common fence types that utilize standards based agents
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Classification: Red Hat
Component: fence-agents
Version: 6.3
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: rc
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Assignee: Marek Grac
QA Contact: Cluster QE
Depends On:
Blocks: 917747 917838 969136 1031888
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-03-06 21:12 UTC by Perry Myers
Modified: 2013-11-19 04:59 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version: fence-agents-3.1.5-20.el6
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
: 917747 917838 (view as bug list)
Last Closed: 2013-02-21 07:41:15 UTC
Target Upstream Version:

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Proposed patch (4.22 KB, patch)
2012-06-14 13:03 UTC, Marek Grac
no flags Details | Diff

System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Bugzilla 716917 medium CLOSED RFE: need fence agent for Dell iDRAC 2020-10-14 00:28:05 UTC
Red Hat Bugzilla 870269 medium CLOSED RFE: Add fence_ilo4 symlink to fence_ipmilan 2020-10-14 00:28:05 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHBA-2013:0286 normal SHIPPED_LIVE fence-agents bug fix and enhancement update 2013-02-20 20:36:45 UTC

Internal Links: 716917 870269

Description Perry Myers 2012-03-06 21:12:01 UTC
Description of problem:
Fence devices like iLO3 and iDrac utilize fence_ipmilan, but there is confusion among users because they see things like:

fence_ilo and fence_drac5 and try to use those agents instead of using IPMI

So for certain cases like iLO3 and iDrac it may be worthwhile to create a symlink to fence_ipmilan so that it is more obvious that those devices map to the IPMI based fence agent.

So what I can see would be:


In addition, we might be able to optimize user experience by detecting which file was called and then setting args based on that.  For example, if fence_ilo3 was called, then fence_ipmilan can automatically set power_wait to be 4 (if it was not explicitly set)

Comment 4 Marek Grac 2012-06-14 13:03:45 UTC
Created attachment 591829 [details]
Proposed patch

This patch adds support for creating symlink fence agents for fencing library (example with ilo2) and ipmilan (example with ilo3). We will have to decide which symlinks should be added.

Comment 10 Marek Grac 2012-10-25 09:03:01 UTC
Unit test for (fence_ilo2, fence_ilo3, fence_imm, fence_idrac)

fence_? -o metadata 

Functionality of agents needs to be checked only for fence_ilo3 (different default values)

fence_ilo3 -o status -l LOGIN -p PASS -a IP

Comment 13 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 07:41:15 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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