[ClusterLabs] Fence agent for VirtualBox

durwin at mgtsciences.com durwin at mgtsciences.com
Thu Feb 23 16:32:25 UTC 2017


Klaus Wenninger <kwenning at redhat.com> wrote on 02/23/2017 01:12:19 AM:

> From: Klaus Wenninger <kwenning at redhat.com>
> To: Cluster Labs - All topics related to open-source clustering 
> welcomed <users at clusterlabs.org>
> Date: 02/23/2017 01:13 AM
> Subject: Re: [ClusterLabs] Fence agent for VirtualBox
> 
> On 02/23/2017 07:48 AM, Marek Grac wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > 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 
> > http://linuxbsdos.com/2015/07/30/how-to-install-openssh-on-windows-10/
)
> >
> > 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
> userfriendly.

Any idea how Cygwin sshd would work?  I use Cygwin for everything and
already have sshd running.

Thank you,

Durwin

> 
> 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
> > VirtualBox
> > management UI.
> >
> > Afterwards it is enough to add parameter --host-os windows (or
> > host_os=windows when stdin/pcs is used).
> >
> > m,
> >
> > On Wed, Feb 22, 2017 at 11:49 AM, Marek Grac <mgrac at redhat.com
> > <mailto:mgrac at redhat.com>> wrote:
> >
> >     Hi,
> >
> >     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.
> >
> >     m,
> >
> >
> >
> >
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