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I m using RHCS, and one of the important part is to have fencing working for my environment. Normally using a physical server, i can simply used the ILO as my fence device. However as guest machine inside esxi, sending reboot instruction via ILO fencing, will actually reboot the host/physical machine.

Is there anyway in vsphere/esxi management part that i can assign ILO to a specific vm guest machine, so that fencing will only affected a single vm guest.

I m using the latest vmware vsphere hypervisor.

or is there any other choice of fencing and reliable ?

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The iLO will not be aware of the guests, it sounds to me like you need to talk to the APIs of the Hypervisor. –  SpacemanSpiff Apr 18 '11 at 2:11
    
thanks spacemanSpiff, i think the only way is by developing my own fence agent using vi toolkit or via hypervisor soap interface. –  abi aqil Apr 18 '11 at 3:33

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I did a quick google for "RHCS vsphere fence agent" and found this link, which references a third-part script that sounds like it does what you want.

I have no idea if it'll help, I just mashed some keys at google because your problem sounded interesting :)

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You need to use fence_vmware_soap which is available in RHCS or CentOS 6.2 or later.

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There's no way to do this. Why don't you explain better what you're actually trying to achieve and we may be able to help you.

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I don't know why this got downvoted, it can't be done, that's the answer. I did try offer to help the user if they came back to me with extra details. –  Chopper3 Jul 20 '11 at 13:47

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