[ClusterLabs] difference between external/ipmi and fence_ipmilan

Stefan K Shadow_7 at gmx.net
Wed Jun 27 04:39:25 EDT 2018

OK I see, but it would be good if somebody mark one of this as deprecated and then delete it. So that noone get confused about these.

best regards

> Gesendet: Dienstag, 26. Juni 2018 um 18:26 Uhr
> Von: "Ken Gaillot" <kgaillot at redhat.com>
> An: "Cluster Labs - All topics related to open-source clustering welcomed" <users at clusterlabs.org>
> Betreff: Re: [ClusterLabs] difference between external/ipmi and fence_ipmilan
> On Tue, 2018-06-26 at 12:00 +0200, Stefan K wrote:
> > Hello,
> > 
> > can somebody tell me the difference between external/ipmi and
> > fence_ipmilan? Are there preferences?
> > Is one of these more common or has some advantages? 
> > 
> > Thanks in advance!
> > best regards
> > Stefan
> The distinction is mostly historical. At one time, there were two
> different open-source clustering environments, each with its own set of
> fence agents. The community eventually settled on Pacemaker as a sort
> of merged evolution of the earlier environments, and so it supports
> both styles of fence agents. Thus, you often see an "external/*" agent
> and a "fence_*" agent available for the same physical device.
> However, they are completely different implementations, so there may be
> substantive differences as well. I'm not familiar enough with these two
> to address that, maybe someone else can.
> -- 
> Ken Gaillot <kgaillot at redhat.com>
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