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Re: [Linux-cluster] GFS over AOE without fencing?



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Kadlecsik Jozsi wrote:
> On Thu, 19 Apr 2007, Jayson Vantuyl wrote:
> 
>> It is supposedly possible to script using the mask command to block servers on
>> individual MAC address to the AoE storage.  While this is often offered by
>> Coraid support as an option, I've not seen anyone implement it.  To be sure, I
>> have my doubts about it anyways, give that the utility that you automate (cec)
>> does not exactly provide an API (you actually are writing directly into the
>> unit's console!).
> 
> I have already written the script which does exactly that: i.e it calls 
> 'cec' and issues the proper mask command to disable/enable access to the 
> logical blades. Now I only have to test it in our first testbed GFS setup 
> ;-).
> 

This doesn't seem so unreasonable - the fence_apc script does a similar
thing, connecting to the console over telnet and squirting commands into
the device's menu system.

Kind regards,

Bryn.
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