[ClusterLabs] Fence agent for VirtualBox
kwenning at redhat.com
Thu Feb 23 08:12:19 UTC 2017
On 02/23/2017 07:48 AM, Marek Grac wrote:
> we have added support for a host with Windows but it is not trivial to
> setup because of various contexts/privileges.
> Install openssh on Windows (tutorial can be found on
> There is a major issue with current setup in Windows. You have to
> start virtual machines from openssh connection if you wish to manage
> them from openssh connection.
Have read about similar issues with openssh on Windows for other use-cases
and that other ssh-implementations for Windows seem to do better / more
No personal experience from my side but maybe others on the list ...
Don't get me wrong - not speaking against free software - but on top of
a non-free OS
it makes less difference I guess.
> So, you have to connect from Windows to very same Windows using ssh
> and then run
> “/Program Files/Oracle/VirtualBox/VBoxManage.exe” start NAME_OF_VM
> Be prepared that you will not see that your machine VM is running in
> management UI.
> Afterwards it is enough to add parameter --host-os windows (or
> host_os=windows when stdin/pcs is used).
> On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:49 AM, Marek Grac <mgrac at redhat.com
> <mailto:mgrac at redhat.com>> wrote:
> I have updated fence agent for Virtual Box (upstream git). The
> main benefit is new option --host-os (host_os on stdin) that
> supports linux|macos. So if your host is linux/macos all you need
> to set is this option (and ssh access to a machine). I would love
> to add a support also for windows but I'm not able to run
> vboxmanage.exe over the openssh. It works perfectly from command
> prompt under same user, so there are some privileges issues, if
> you know how to fix this please let me know.
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