[ClusterLabs] Fence agent for VirtualBox

Kristoffer Grönlund kgronlund at suse.com
Thu Feb 23 03:51:45 EST 2017

Marek Grac <mgrac at redhat.com> writes:

> 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.
> 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).

Cool, nice work!


> m,
> 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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// Kristoffer Grönlund
// kgronlund at suse.com

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