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)