[ClusterLabs] How to Fence Virtualbox VM with Windows 10 as host.

durwin at mgtsciences.com durwin at mgtsciences.com
Wed Jan 25 13:13:19 EST 2017

I found the place where UUID is specified (Virtual Media Manager).

Thank you.


> From: Marek Grac <mgrac at redhat.com>
> To: Cluster Labs - All topics related to open-source clustering 
> welcomed <users at clusterlabs.org>
> Date: 01/25/2017 01:34 AM
> Subject: Re: [ClusterLabs] How to Fence Virtualbox VM with Windows 10 as 
> Hi,
> On Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 9:06 PM, <durwin at mgtsciences.com> wrote:
> This is my first attempt at clustering, just so you know the level 
> required to convey ideas. 
> I have Windows 10 running Virtualbox with 2 VMs running Fedora 25.  
> I have followed 'Pacemaker 1.1 Clusters from Scratch' 9th edition up
> through chapter 7.  It works.  I am uncertain as how to fence the 
> VMs with Windows 10 as host.  The output from 'pcs stonith describe 
> fence_vbox' is below. 
> I have Cygwin installed with sshd configured and running.  I can 
> remotely ssh into the Windows 10 machine.  I can add the keys from 
> the machines into Windows authorized_keys so no user/password is 
> required.  I however do not know which of the options are 
> *required*.  Nor do I know what the options should be set to.  Some 
> of the options *are* obvious.  If I use *only* required ones, ipaddr
> is obvious, login is obvious, but not sure what port is.  Would it 
> be the name of the VM as Virtualbox knows it? 
>         ipaddr (required): IP address or hostname of fencing device 
>         login (required): Login name 
>         port (required): Physical plug number on device, UUID or 
> identification of machine 
> Does the host require anything running on it to support the fence?  
> Do I require any other options in addition to 'required'?  How do I 
> test it from a nodes commandline? 
> You can take  a look at manual page of fence_vbox (or run 
> In your case it should be enough to set:
> * ipaddr
> * login
> * port (= node to shutdown)
> * identity_file (= private key)
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