fence_vmware_soap man page

fence_vmware_soap — Fence agent for VMWare over SOAP API

Description

fence_vmware_soap is an I/O Fencing agent which can be used with the virtual machines managed by VMWare products that have SOAP API v4.1+.

Name of virtual machine (-n / port) has to be used in inventory path format (e.g. /datacenter/vm/Discovered virtual machine/myMachine). In the cases when name of yours VM is unique you can use it instead. Alternatively you can always use UUID to access virtual machine.

fence_vmware_soap accepts options on the command line as well as from stdin. Fenced sends parameters through stdin when it execs the agent. fence_vmware_soap 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.vmware.com

Parameters

-o, --action=[action]
Fencing action (Default Value: reboot)
-4, --inet4-only
Forces agent to use IPv4 addresses only
-6, --inet6-only
Forces agent to use IPv6 addresses only
-a, --ip=[ip]
IP address or hostname of fencing device This parameter is always required.
-u, --ipport=[port]
TCP/UDP port to use for connection with device (Default Value: 80)
-l, --username=[name]
Login name This parameter is always required.
-t, --notls
Disable TLS negotiation and force SSL3.0. This should only be used for devices that do not support TLS1.0 and up.
-p, --password=[password]
Login password or passphrase
-S, --password-script=[script]
Script to run to retrieve password
-n, --plug=[id]
Physical plug number on device, UUID or identification of machine This parameter is always required.
-z, --ssl
Use SSL connection with verifying certificate
--ssl-insecure
Use SSL connection without verifying certificate
--ssl-secure
Use SSL connection with verifying certificate
-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
-C, --separator=[char]
Separator for CSV created by 'list' operation (Default Value: ,)
--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: 0)
--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)
--gnutlscli-path=[path]
Path to gnutls-cli binary (Default Value: /usr/bin/gnutls-cli)

Actions

on
Power on machine.
off
Power off machine.
reboot
Reboot machine.
status
This returns the status of the plug/virtual machine.
list
List available plugs with aliases/virtual machines if there is support for more then one device. Returns N/A otherwise.
list-status
List available plugs with aliases/virtual machines and their power state if it can be obtained without additional commands.
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)
inet4_only
Forces agent to use IPv4 addresses only
inet6_only
Forces agent to use IPv6 addresses only
ipaddr
IP address or hostname of fencing device This parameter is always required.
ipport
TCP/UDP port to use for connection with device (Default Value: 80)
login
Login name This parameter is always required.
notls
Disable TLS negotiation and force SSL3.0. This should only be used for devices that do not support TLS1.0 and up.
passwd
Login password or passphrase
passwd_script
Script to run to retrieve password
port
Physical plug number on device, UUID or identification of machine This parameter is always required.
ssl
Use SSL connection with verifying certificate
ssl_insecure
Use SSL connection without verifying certificate
ssl_secure
Use SSL connection with verifying certificate
verbose
Verbose mode
debug
Write debug information to given file
version
Display version information and exit
help
Display help and exit
separator
Separator for CSV created by 'list' operation (Default Value: ,)
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: 0)
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)
gnutlscli_path
Path to gnutls-cli binary (Default Value: /usr/bin/gnutls-cli)

Info

2009-10-20 fence_vmware_soap (Fence Agent)