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NAME fence_ipmilan - Fence agent for IPMI over LAN

DESCRIPTION fence_ipmilan is an I/O Fencing agent which can be used with machines controlled by IPMI. This agent calls support software using ipmitool (http://ipmitool.sf.net/).

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

PARAMETERS

-A IPMI Lan Auth type (md5, password, or none)

-a IPMI Lan IP to talk to

-p Password (if required) to control power on IPMI device

-S Script to retrieve password (if required)

-P Use Lanplus

-l Username/Login (if required) to control power on IPMI device

-o Operation to perform. Valid operations: on, off, reboot, status, list, monitor or metadata (Default Value: reboot)

-t Timeout (sec) for IPMI operation

-C Ciphersuite to use (same as ipmitool -C parameter)

-M Method to fence (onoff or cycle) (Default Value: onoff)

-v Verbose mode

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

auth IPMI Lan Auth type (md5, password, or none)

ipaddr IPMI Lan IP to talk to

passwd Password (if required) to control power on IPMI device

passwd_script Script to retrieve password (if required)

lanplus Use Lanplus

login Username/Login (if required) to control power on IPMI device

action Operation to perform. Valid operations: on, off, reboot, status, list, monitor or metadata (Default Value: reboot)

timeout Timeout (sec) for IPMI operation

cipher Ciphersuite to use (same as ipmitool -C parameter)

method Method to fence (onoff or cycle) (Default Value: onoff)

verbose Verbose mode

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