fence_rackswitch [OPTION]...


fence_rackswitch is an I/O Fencing agent which can be used with the RackSaver RackSwitch. It logs into the RackSwitch and boots a specified plug. Using the http interface to the RackSwitch should be avoided while a GFS cluster is running because the connection may interfere with the operation of this agent.

fence_rackswitch accepts options on the command line as well as from stdin. fenced sends the options through stdin when it execs the agent. fence_rackswitch can be run by itself with command line options which is useful for testing.

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-a IPaddress

IP address of the switch.


Print out a help message describing available options, then exit.

-n plug

The plug number to power cycle.

-p password

Password for login.

-S path

Full path to an executable to generate the password for login.

-l username

Username for login.


Quiet operation. Only print out error messages.


Print out a version message, then exit.


agent = < param >

This option is used by fence_node(8) and is ignored by fence_rackswitch.

ipaddr = < ip >

IP address of the switch.

username = < param >

Username for login.

password = < param >

Password for login.

passwd_script = < param >

Full path to an executable to generate the password for login.

port = < param >

The port (outlet) number to act upon.

RELATED TO fence_rackswitch…

fence(8), fence_node(8)