cibadmin - Man Page

Part of the Pacemaker cluster resource manager


cibadmin <command> [options]


cibadmin - query and edit the Pacemaker configuration


-?, --help

This text

-$, --version

Version information

-V, --verbose

Increase debug output


-u, --upgrade

Upgrade the configuration to the latest syntax

-Q, --query

Query the contents of the CIB

-E, --erase

Erase the contents of the whole CIB

-B, --bump

Increase the CIB's epoch value by 1

-C, --create

Create an object in the CIB (will fail if object already exists)

-M, --modify

Find object somewhere in CIB's XML tree and update it (fails if object does not exist unless -c is also specified)

-P, --patch

Supply an update in the form of an XML diff (see crm_diff(8))

-R, --replace

Recursively replace an object in the CIB

-D, --delete

Delete first object matching supplied criteria (for example, <op id="rsc1_op1" name="monitor"/>)

The XML element name and all attributes must match in order for the element to be deleted.

-d, --delete-all

When used with --xpath, remove all matching objects in the configuration instead of just the first one

-a, --empty

Output an empty CIB

-5, --md5-sum

Calculate the on-disk CIB digest

-6, --md5-sum-versioned

Calculate an on-the-wire versioned CIB digest

Additional options

-f, --force    

-t, --timeout=value

Time (in seconds) to wait before declaring the operation failed

-U, --user=value

Run the command with permissions of the named user (valid only for the root and hacluster accounts)

-s, --sync-call

Wait for call to complete before returning

-l, --local

Command takes effect locally (should be used only for queries)

-c, --allow-create

(Advanced) Allow target of --modify/-M to be created if it does not exist

-n, --no-children

(Advanced) When querying an object, do not include its children in the result


-X, --xml-text=value

Retrieve XML from the supplied string

-x, --xml-file=value

Retrieve XML from the named file

-p, --xml-pipe Retrieve XML from stdin

-o, --scope=value

Limit scope of operation to specific section of CIB

Valid values: nodes, resources, constraints, crm_config, rsc_defaults, op_defaults, status

-A, --xpath=value

A valid XPath to use instead of --scope/-o

-e, --node-path

When performing XPath queries, return path of any matches found

(for example, "/cib/configuration/resources/clone[@id='ms_RH1_SCS']/primitive[@id='prm_RH1_SCS']")

-N, --node=value

(Advanced) Send command to the specified host


Query the configuration from the local node:

# cibadmin --query --local

Query just the cluster options configuration:

# cibadmin --query --scope crm_config

Query all 'target-role' settings:

# cibadmin --query --xpath "//nvpair[@name='target-role']"

Remove all 'is-managed' settings:

# cibadmin --delete-all --xpath "//nvpair[@name='is-managed']"

Remove the resource named 'old':

# cibadmin --delete --xml-text '<primitive id="old"/>'

Remove all resources from the configuration:

# cibadmin --replace --scope resources --xml-text '<resources/>'

Replace complete configuration with contents of $HOME/pacemaker.xml:

# cibadmin --replace --xml-file $HOME/pacemaker.xml

Replace constraints section of configuration with contents of $HOME/constraints.xml:

# cibadmin --replace --scope constraints --xml-file $HOME/constraints.xml

Increase configuration version to prevent old configurations from being loaded accidentally:

# cibadmin --modify --xml-text '<cib admin_epoch="admin_epoch++"/>'

Edit the configuration with your favorite $EDITOR:

# cibadmin --query > $HOME/local.xml

# $EDITOR $HOME/local.xml

# cibadmin --replace --xml-file $HOME/local.xml

See Also

crm(8), pcs(8), crm_shadow(8), crm_diff(8)


Written by Andrew Beekhof

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