[ClusterLabs] Fence agent for VirtualBox

Klaus Wenninger kwenning at redhat.com
Thu Feb 23 03:12:19 EST 2017

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

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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