fence_rcd_serial man page

fence_rcd_serial — rcd_serial fence agent

Description

fence_rcd_serial operates a serial cable that toggles a reset of an opposing server using the reset switch on its motherboard. The cable itself is simple with no power, network or moving parts. An example of the cable is available here: https://smcleod.net/rcd-stonith/ and the circuit design is available in the fence-agents src as SVG

fence_rcd_serial accepts options on the command line as well as from stdin. Fenced sends parameters through stdin when it execs the agent. fence_rcd_serial can be run by itself with command line options.  This is useful for testing and for turning outlets on or off from scripts.

Vendor URL: http://www.scl.co.uk/rcd_serial/

Parameters

-o, --action=[action]

Fencing action (Default Value: reboot)

-m, --method=[method]

Method to fence (onoff|cycle) (Default Value: cycle)

--serial-port=[port]

Port of the serial device (Default Value: /dev/ttyS0)

-v, --verbose

Verbose mode

-D, --debug-file=[debugfile]

Write debug information to given file

-V, --version

Display version information and exit

-h, --help

Display help and exit

--delay=[seconds]

Wait X seconds before fencing is started (Default Value: 0)

--login-timeout=[seconds]

Wait X seconds for cmd prompt after login (Default Value: 5)

--power-timeout=[seconds]

Test X seconds for status change after ON/OFF (Default Value: 20)

--power-wait=[seconds]

Wait X seconds after issuing ON/OFF (Default Value: 2)

--shell-timeout=[seconds]

Wait X seconds for cmd prompt after issuing command (Default Value: 3)

--retry-on=[attempts]

Count of attempts to retry power on (Default Value: 1)

Actions

reboot

Reboot machine.

monitor

Check the health of fence device

metadata

Display the XML metadata describing this resource.

validate-all

Validate if all required parameters are entered.

Stdin Parameters

action

Fencing action (Default Value: reboot)

method

Method to fence (onoff|cycle) (Default Value: cycle)

serial_port

Port of the serial device (Default Value: /dev/ttyS0)

verbose

Verbose mode

debug

Write debug information to given file

version

Display version information and exit

help

Display help and exit

delay

Wait X seconds before fencing is started (Default Value: 0)

login_timeout

Wait X seconds for cmd prompt after login (Default Value: 5)

power_timeout

Test X seconds for status change after ON/OFF (Default Value: 20)

power_wait

Wait X seconds after issuing ON/OFF (Default Value: 2)

shell_timeout

Wait X seconds for cmd prompt after issuing command (Default Value: 3)

retry_on

Count of attempts to retry power on (Default Value: 1)

Info

2009-10-20 fence_rcd_serial (Fence Agent)