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cibadmin: Part of the Pacemaker cluster resource manager


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cibadmin command [options] [data]


cibadmin - Provides direct access to the cluster configuration.

Allows the configuration, or sections of it, to be queried, modified, replaced and deleted.

Where necessary, XML data will be obtained using the -X, -x, or -p options.


-?, --help
This text
-$, --version
Version information
-V, --verbose
Increase debug output


-u, --upgrade
Upgrade the configuration to the latest syntax
-Q, --query
Query the contents of the CIB
-E, --erase
Erase the contents of the whole CIB
-B, --bump
Increase the CIB's epoch value by 1
-C, --create
Create an object in the CIB. Will fail if the object already exists.
-M, --modify
Find the object somewhere in the CIB's XML tree and update it. Fails if the object does not exist unless -c is specified
-P, --patch
Supply an update in the form of an xml diff (See also: crm_diff)
-R, --replace
Recursively replace an object in the CIB
-D, --delete
Delete the first object matching the supplied criteria, Eg. <op id="rsc1_op1" name="monitor"/>
The tagname and all attributes must match in order for the element to be deleted
-d, --delete-all
When used with --xpath, remove all matching objects in the configuration instead of just the first one
-a, --empty
Output an empty CIB
-5, --md5-sum
Calculate the on-disk CIB digest
-6, --md5-sum-versioned
Calculate an on-the-wire versioned CIB digest

Additional options:

-f, --force
-t, --timeout=value
Time (in seconds) to wait before declaring the operation failed
-U, --user=value
Run the command with permissions of the named user (valid only for the root and hacluster accounts)
-s, --sync-call
Wait for call to complete before returning
-l, --local
Command takes effect locally. Should only be used for queries
-c, --allow-create
(Advanced) Allow the target of a --modify,-M operation to be created if they do not exist
-n, --no-children
(Advanced) When querying an object, do not return include its children in the result


-X, --xml-text=value
Retrieve XML from the supplied string
-x, --xml-file=value
Retrieve XML from the named file
-p, --xml-pipe Retrieve XML from stdin
-o, --scope=value
Limit the scope of the operation to a specific section of the CIB.
Valid values are: nodes, resources, constraints, crm_config, rsc_defaults, op_defaults, status
-A, --xpath=value
A valid XPath to use instead of --scope,-o
-e, --node-path
When performing XPath queries, return the address of any matches found.
Eg: /cib/configuration/resources/master[@id='ms_RH1_SCS']/primitive[@id='prm_RH1_SCS']
-N, --node=value
(Advanced) Send command to the specified host


Query the configuration from the local node:

# cibadmin --query --local

Query just the cluster options configuration:

# cibadmin --query --scope crm_config

Query all 'target-role' settings:

# cibadmin --query --xpath "//nvpair[@name='target-role']"

Remove all 'is-managed' settings:

# cibadmin --delete-all --xpath "//nvpair[@name='is-managed']"

Remove the resource named 'old':

# cibadmin --delete --xml-text '<primitive id="old"/>'

Remove all resources from the configuration:

# cibadmin --replace --scope resources --xml-text '<resources/>'

Replace the complete configuration with the contents of $HOME/pacemaker.xml:

# cibadmin --replace --xml-file $HOME/pacemaker.xml

Replace the constraints section of the configuration with the contents of $HOME/constraints.xml:

# cibadmin --replace --scope constraints --xml-file $HOME/constraints.xml

Increase the configuration version to prevent old configurations from being loaded accidentally:

# cibadmin --modify --xml-text '<cib admin_epoch="admin_epoch++"/>'

Edit the configuration with your favorite $EDITOR:

# cibadmin --query > $HOME/local.xml
# $EDITOR $HOME/local.xml
# cibadmin --replace --xml-file $HOME/local.xml


crm(8), pcs(8), crm_shadow(8), crm_diff(8)


Written by Andrew Beekhof


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