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NAME fence_bladecenter - Fence agent for IBM BladeCenter

DESCRIPTION fence_bladecenter is an I/O Fencing agent which can be used with IBM Bladecenters with recent enough firmware that includes telnet support. It logs into a Brocade chasis via telnet or ssh and uses the command line interface to power on and off blades.

fence_bladecenter accepts options on the command line as well as from stdin. Fenced sends parameters through stdin when it execs the agent. fence_bladecenter can be run by itself with command line options. This is useful for testing and for turning outlets on or off from scripts.

Vendor URL: http://www.ibm.com

PARAMETERS

-o, --action=<action> Fencing Action (Default Value: reboot)

-a, --ip=<ip> IP Address or Hostname This parameter is always required.

-l, --username=<name> Login Name This parameter is always required.

-p, --password=<password> Login password or passphrase

-S, --password-script=<script> Script to retrieve password

-c, --command-prompt=<prompt> Force command prompt (Default Value: system>)

-x, --ssh SSH connection

-n, --plug=<id> Physical plug number or name of virtual machine This parameter is always required.

-k, --identity-file=<filename> Identity file for ssh

-4, --inet4-only Forces agent to use IPv4 addresses only

-6, --inet6-only Forces agent to use IPv6 addresses only

-u, --ipport=<port> TCP port to use for connection with device

-v, --verbose Verbose mode

-D, --debug-file=<debugfile> Write debug information to given file

-V, --version Display version information and exit

-h, --help Display help and exit

-C, --separator=<char> Separator for CSV created by operation list (Default Value: ,)

ACTIONS

on Power on machine.

off Power off machine.

reboot Reboot machine.

status This returns the status of the plug/virtual machine.

list List available plugs with aliases/virtual machines if there is support for more then one device. Returns N/A otherwise.

monitor Check if fencing device is running. List available plugs/virtual machines or get status of machine (if it does not support more).

metadata The operational behavior of this is not known.

STDIN PARAMETERS

action Fencing Action (Default Value: reboot)

ipaddr IP Address or Hostname This parameter is always required.

login Login Name This parameter is always required.

passwd Login password or passphrase

passwd_script Script to retrieve password

cmd_prompt Force command prompt (Default Value: system>)

secure SSH connection

port Physical plug number or name of virtual machine This parameter is always required.

identity_file Identity file for ssh

inet4_only Forces agent to use IPv4 addresses only

inet6_only Forces agent to use IPv6 addresses only

ipport TCP port to use for connection with device

verbose Verbose mode

debug Write debug information to given file

version Display version information and exit

help Display help and exit

separator Separator for CSV created by operation list (Default Value: ,)

fence_bladecenter (Fence Agent) 2009-10-20 FENCE_AGENT(8)