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Re: [Linux-cluster] IPMI over LAN, which protocol version?

On Wed, May 30, 2007 at 10:12:44PM -0300, Celso K. Webber wrote:
> Hello all,
> We are configuring a Red Hat Cluster Suite v3 for a customer with Dell
> PowerEdge 2950 servers. We are using IPMI over LAN as fence devices. These
> servers seem to support only IPMI v2.0 version of the IPMI protocol.
> In our tests, we could only reach the IPMI information using the ipmitool
> command with the "-I lanplus" argument (v2.0 of the protocol).
> The problem is that Cluster Suite's fence agent for IPMI over LAN seems to use
> only v1.5 of the protocol (it calls ipmitool with the "-I lan" argument).
> Now we cannot use IPMI over LAN as a fence device with Cluster Suite v3.
> Question: is there a way to force the /usr/lib/clumanager/stonith/ipmilan.so
> fence module to call the "ipmitool" utility using the v2.0 argument at the
> command line? Is there any update or alternative agent that could do that?
> Thank you all for your support.

There's no lan+ support in RHCS3 - could you please file a bugzilla?

There's a patch in RHCS4 that fixes it which should be back-port-able to

-- Lon

Lon Hohberger - Software Engineer - Red Hat, Inc.

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