[Linux-HA] STONITH smart-ups 1500I

Alan Robertson alanr at unix.sh
Mon Oct 10 07:49:26 MDT 2005

Etienne van Tonder wrote:
> Hi Alan,
> I upgraded to 2.0.2 yesterday and everything is working as expected now,
> thanks.
> I've only got one serial port but an abundance of USB ports on my new
> servers which is a real shame when using them with Linux, as Linux support
> for USB devices does not seem to be quite there yet.
> I was going to use the serial port for the backup heartbeat connection, but
> I now will be using it for the UPS link for my stonith setup. Do you know if
> anyone has successfully used stonith with a USB connected smart-ups?
> Is there any issues with using another eth nic connection as the backup
> heartbeat?

No.  Serial is good if you're playing with firewall rules - but not 

Another thought if you're into writing shell scripts or something, might 
be to write a script to integrate your UPS with the network UPS tools 
(NUT) as a STONITH device.

     Alan Robertson <alanr at unix.sh>

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