[ClusterLabs] Antw: fence_vmware_soap: reads VM status but fails to reboot/on/off

renayama19661014 at ybb.ne.jp renayama19661014 at ybb.ne.jp
Wed Aug 2 03:55:56 EDT 2017

Hi Octavian,

Are you possibly using the free version of ESXi? 
On the free version of ESXi, the operation on or off fails.

The same phenomenon also occurs in connection with virsh.

 - https://communities.vmware.com/thread/542433

Best Regards,
Hideo Yamauchi.
----- Original Message -----
>From: Octavian Ciobanu <coctavian1979 at gmail.com>
>To: Cluster Labs - All topics related to open-source clustering welcomed <users at clusterlabs.org> 
>Date: 2017/8/1, Tue 23:07
>Subject: Re: [ClusterLabs] Antw: fence_vmware_soap: reads VM status but fails to reboot/on/off
>Hey Marek,
>I've run the command with --action off and uploaded the file on one of our servers : https://cloud.iwgate.com/index.php/s/1SpZlG8mBSR1dNE
>Interesting thing is that at the end of the file I found "Unable to connect/login to fencing device" instead of "Failed: Timed out waiting to power OFF"
>As information about my test rig:
> Host OS: VMware ESXi 6.5 Hypervisor
> Guest OS: Centos 7.3.1611 minimal with the latest updates
> Fence agents installed with yum : 
>    fence-agents-hpblade-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-rsa-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-ilo-moonshot-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-rhevm-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-virt-0.3.2-5.el7.x86_64
>    fence-agents-mpath-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-ibmblade-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-ipdu-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-common-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-rsb-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-ilo-ssh-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-bladecenter-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-drac5-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-brocade-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-wti-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-compute-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-eps-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-cisco-ucs-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-intelmodular-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-eaton-snmp-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-cisco-mds-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-apc-snmp-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-ilo2-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-all-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-vmware-soap-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-ilo-mp-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-apc-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-emerson-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-ipmilan-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-ifmib-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-kdump-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>    fence-agents-scsi-4.0.11-47.el7_3.5.x86_64
>Thank you
>On Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 2:22 PM, Marek Grac <mgrac at redhat.com> wrote:
>>> But when I call any of the power actions (on, off, reboot) I get "Failed:
>>>> Timed out waiting to power OFF".
>>>> I've tried with all the combinations of --power-timeout and --power-wait
>>>> and same error without any change in the response time.
>>>> Any ideas from where or how to fix this issue ?
>>No, you have used the right options and if they were high enough it should work. You can try to post verbose (anonymized) output and we can take a look at it more deeply. 
>>>I suspect "power off" is actually a virtual press of the ACPI power button (reboot likewise), so your VM tries to shut down cleanly. That could take time, and it could hang (I guess). I don't use VMware, but maybe there's a "reset" action that presses the virtual reset button of the virtual hardware... ;-)
>>There should not be a fence agent that will do soft reboot. The 'reset' action does  power off/check status/power on so we are sure that machine was really down (of course unless --method cycle when 'reboot' button is used).
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