Bug Fix Advisory Fence bug-fix and enhancement update

Advisory: RHBA-2009:1050-1
Type: Bug Fix Advisory
Severity: N/A
Issued on: 2009-05-18
Last updated on: 2009-05-18
Affected Products: Cluster Suite EL4


Updated fence packages that fix several bugs and add several
enhancements are now available.

The fence packages allow failed or unreachable nodes to be forcibly
restarted and removed from a cluster.

This update applies the following bug fixes:

* fence_ipmilan now properly handles punctuation in the password.

* fence_ipmilan no longer blocks alternative fencing agents when
connectivity to IPMI fails.

* fence_apc now properly understands the outletStatusOff status.

* The rps-10 fence agent now performs the default reboot action when run.

* fence_apc is now able to properly connect to the APC 7900.

* service scsi_reserve restart now works properly.

This updated adds the following enhancements:

* Support for ePowerSwitch devices has been added.

* Support for Power PC HMC fencing has been added.

* ssh support has been added for several fence agents.

All fence users are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
resolves these issues and adds this enhancement.


Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filenames]

where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those
RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are
not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you
can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the
desired RPMs.

Please note that this update is also available via Red Hat Network. Many
people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:


This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.

Updated packages

Cluster Suite EL4

File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0266
    MD5: c300379af0a09641c957882caa98818f
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0266
    MD5: 935aa937d9f4c33eead3e3fd885321c2
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0266
    MD5: da86e2842a8d60dbc61a4850b6137067
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0266
    MD5: 29b667247adc551f01e6d6f97bbdab61
File outdated by:  RHSA-2011:0266
    MD5: c7838842b6b51c939ddcce209123b811
(The unlinked packages above are only available from the Red Hat Network)

Bugs fixed (see bugzilla for more information)

237266 - ask for a fence script for Power server's HMC
409381 - fence_scsi: service scsi_reserve restart not present.
445926 - RFE: Feature request for ssh capabilities in fence_drac script
445929 - [FEAT] Provide ssh version of ILO fencing agent.
445931 - GFS: Allow fence_egenera to specify ssh login name
447378 - fence_apc unable to connect via ssh to APC 7900 Switched Rack PDU
448822 - New fence_ilo script doesn't work on iLO 2 1.43
448947 - fence_wti is unable to connect to fencing device
460288 - new fence agents man page needs update
466788 - Fencing support for Dell M1000e CMC
468051 - [CRM#1863202][RFE] Support for ePowerSwitch devices
472369 - fence_ipmilan does not handle punctuation in password
472370 - fence_impilan blocks alternative fencing agents when connectivity to IPMI fails.
472371 - -i <ipaddr> IPMI Lan IP to talk to (deprecated, use -i)
472885 - rps-10 fence agent does not perform default reboot action
484910 - fence_apc_snmp: invalid status outletStatusOff
485065 - fence_lpar doesn't work with hmc version 3
489670 - Exceptions in fencing agents



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