[Linux-HA] External Stonith Plugin
dejanmm at fastmail.fm
Mon Oct 15 02:26:56 MDT 2007
On Sun, Oct 14, 2007 at 07:00:56PM +0200, Andreas Mock wrote:
> Hi Dejan, hi all,
> we're using HAv2 and the external stonith plugin 'ibmrsa' for some
> time now in a productive environment.
> Sadly 'ibmrsa' is not 'stable'. We use it with monitoring action every 300 seconds.
> But time by time I get errors indicating unknown communication errors between
> the IBMmpcli agent and the RSA-board. I don't know why. This lead to complete
> failure of the stonith resource about every three days.
We never encountered problems of that kind. Perhaps a fw upgrade
would help. You should also report a problem with your hw
> Besides of that IBMmpcli agent is using much CPU time.
It's Java :)
> That was the reason I decided to write a new implementation based on
> telnet access to the RSA board. Some of you may remember several questions
> of mine regarding stonith plugin. :-) Another advantage of this is, that the
> stonith plugin can be adapted simply for any kind of stonith device with
> telnet access.
BTW, there's also ipmi. Did you try that? I think that IBM BMC
> To give something back to the HA comunity I would like to offer this piece
> of software. It's working stable for several days now in our environment, so that
> I'm confident to offer a mature functionality.
> If you're interested in having a look at it and probably accepting it for the
> HA package I would upload it.
Sure. Just post the code. Please contact Alan Robertson to
clarify the legal stuff.
> Best regards
> Andreas Mock
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