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NAME fence_vmware - Fence agent for VMWare

DESCRIPTION fence_vmware is an I/O Fencing agent which can be used with the VMware ESX, VMware ESXi or VMware Server to fence virtual machines.

Before you can use this agent, it must be installed VI Perl Toolkit or vmrun command on every node you want to make fencing.

VI Perl Toolkit is preferred for VMware ESX/ESXi and Virtual Center. Vmrun command is only solution for VMware Server 1/2 (this command will works against ESX/ESXi 3.5 up2 and VC up2 too, but not cluster aware!) and is available as part of VMware VIX API SDK package. VI Perl and VIX API SDK are both available from VMware web pages (not int RHEL reposi- tory!).

You can specify type of VMware you are connecting to with -d switch (or vmware_type for stdin). Possible values are esx, server2 and server1.Default value is esx, which will use VI Perl. With server1 and server2, vmrun command is used.

After you have successfully installed VI Perl Toolkit or VIX API, you should be able to run fence_vmware_helper (part of this agent) or vmrun command. This agent supports only vmrun from version 2.0.0 (VIX API 1.6.0).

fence_vmware accepts options on the command line as well as from stdin. Fenced sends parameters through stdin when it execs the agent. fence_vmware 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.vmware.com

PARAMETERS

-o, --action=[action] Fencing Action (Default Value: reboot)

-e, --exec=[command] Command to execute

-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

-a, --ip=[ip] IP Address or Hostname This parameter is always required.

-u, --ipport=[port] TCP/UDP port to use for connection with device (Default Value: 22)

-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

-x, --ssh SSH connection (Default Value: 1)

--ssh-options=[options] SSH options to use

-d, --vmware_type=[type] Type of VMware to connect (Default Value: esx)

-s, --vmware-datacenter=[dc] Show only machines in specified datacenter

-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

--delay=[seconds] Wait X seconds before fencing is started (Default Value: 0)

--login-timeout=[seconds] Wait X seconds for cmd prompt after login (Default Value: 5)

--power-timeout=[seconds] Test X seconds for status change after ON/OFF (Default Value: 20)

--power-wait=[seconds] Wait X seconds after issuing ON/OFF (Default Value: 0)

--shell-timeout=[seconds] Wait X seconds for cmd prompt after issuing command (Default Value: 3)

--retry-on=[attempts] Count of attempts to retry power on (Default Value: 1)

--ssh-path=[path] Path to ssh binary (Default Value: /usr/bin/ssh)

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.

list-status List available plugs with aliases/virtual machines and their power state if it can be obtained without additional commands.

monitor Check the health of fence device

metadata Display the XML metadata describing this resource.

STDIN PARAMETERS

action Fencing Action (Default Value: reboot)

exec Command to execute

identity_file Identity file for ssh

inet4_only Forces agent to use IPv4 addresses only

inet6_only Forces agent to use IPv6 addresses only

ipaddr IP Address or Hostname This parameter is always required.

ipport TCP/UDP port to use for connection with device (Default Value: 22)

login Login Name This parameter is always required.

passwd Login password or passphrase

passwd_script Script to retrieve password

secure SSH connection (Default Value: 1)

ssh_options SSH options to use

vmware_type Type of VMware to connect (Default Value: esx)

vmware_datacenter Show only machines in specified datacenter

verbose Verbose mode

debug Write debug information to given file

version Display version information and exit

help Display help and exit

delay Wait X seconds before fencing is started (Default Value: 0)

login_timeout Wait X seconds for cmd prompt after login (Default Value: 5)

power_timeout Test X seconds for status change after ON/OFF (Default Value: 20)

power_wait Wait X seconds after issuing ON/OFF (Default Value: 0)

shell_timeout Wait X seconds for cmd prompt after issuing command (Default Value: 3)

retry_on Count of attempts to retry power on (Default Value: 1)

ssh_path Path to ssh binary (Default Value: /usr/bin/ssh)

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