[ClusterLabs] Fence agent for VirtualBox

Marek Grac mgrac at redhat.com
Thu Feb 23 01:48:11 EST 2017


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.

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> 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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