fence_xvm

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NAME

fence_xvm - I/O Fencing agent for Xen virtual machines.

 

SYNOPSIS

fence_xvm [OPTION]...

 

DESCRIPTION

fence_xvm is an I/O Fencing agent which can be used with Xen virtual machines which are part of a cluster. There is a requirement that the parent domain-0s are also a part of a CMAN/OpenAIS based cluster, such as linux-cluster.

fence_xvm accepts options on the command line as well as from standard input. If no command line options are present, fence_xvm will automatically use standard input. fenced sends the options through stdin when it execs the agent. fence_xvm can be run by itself with command line options which is useful for testing.

 

OPTIONS

-d
Enable debugging output. The more times you specify this parameter, the more debugging output you will receive.
-i family
IP family to use (auto, ipv4, or ipv6; default = auto)
-a address
Multicast address to use (default=225.0.0.12 for ipv4, ff02::3:1 for ipv6)
-p port
Port to use for all communications; must match fence_xvmd (default=1229)
-r retrans
Multicast retransmission time (in 1/10 seconds; default=20). This is used to tune the amount of retransmission which is done on busy networks where multicast traffic is unreliable.
-C auth
Authentication type (none, sha1, sha256, sha512; default=sha256). This controls the authentication mechanism used to authenticate clients. The three SHA hashes use a key which must be shared between both the Xen virtual machines and the host domain-0 cluster. The three SHA authentication mechanisms use a simple bidirectional challenge-response based on pseudo- random number generation and a shared private key.
-c hash
Packet hash type (none, sha1, sha256, sha512; default=sha256). This controls the hashing mechanism used to authenticate fencing requests. The three SHA hashes use a key which must be shared between both the Xen virtual machines and the host domain-0 cluster.
-k key_file
Use the specified key file for packet hashing / SHA authentication. When both the hash type and the authentication type are set to "none", this parameter is ignored.
-H domain
This specifies unique domain name of the Xen guest which needs to be fenced.
-u
Fence by UUID instead of Xen Domain name. If specified, the above -H parameter should be the statically-defined 36-character UUID of the Xen domain rather than its human-readable name.
-o operation
Fencing operation to perform (null, off, reboot; default=off). This specifies the fencing operation to perform. The null operation does not actually do anything, but allows you to check to see if communication with fence_xvmd is working correctly (note: the result of the null operation is *always* failure!).
-t timeout
This specifies the amount of time, in seconds, to wait before a response to the multicast request before giving up (default=30).
-?
Print out a help message describing available options, then exit.
-h
Print out a help message describing available options, then exit.
-V
Print out a version message, then exit.

 

STDIN PARAMETERS

debug = 1
Same as the -d option. Specify numbers >1 for more debugging information.
family = < param >
Same as the -i option.
multicast_address = < param >
Same as the -a option.
port = < param >
Same as the -p option.
retrans = < param >
Same as the -r option.
auth = < param >
Same as the -C option.
hash = < param >
Same as the -c option.
key_file = < param >
Same as the -k option.
retrans = < param >
Same as the -r option.
domain = < param >
Same as the -H option.
use_uuid = 1
Same as the -u option.
option = < param >
Same as the -o option.
timeout = < param >
Same as the -t option.
domain = < param >
Same as the -H option.

 

SEE ALSO

fence(8), fence_node(8), fence_xvmd(8)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
STDIN PARAMETERS
SEE ALSO

linux.jgfs.net manual pages