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fence_virtd: Fencing host for virtual machines


fence_virtd - Fencing host for virtual machines


fence_virtd is a host daemon designed to route fencing requests for virtual machines.

Fence_virt and fence_xvm talk to fence_virtd, which supports multiple backend plugins, including:
 - libvirt for single-node operation
 - Cluster Checkpoints when using Linux-cluster release 3.0.0 or later
 - libvirt-qpid for multi-node, non-cluster operation

For compatibility, fence_xvm from linux-cluster release 2 may talk to fence_virtd.

fence_virtd accepts a few options on the command line, but most options are read from fence_virt.conf.


Specify debug level, e.g. "-d99"

Interactively prompt user for configuration information

Specify an alternate configuration file instead of /etc/fence_virt.conf

Do not fork into background after starting (overrides any setting in fence_virt.conf)

Wait for backend to be available (overrides any setting in fence_virt.conf)


fence_virt(8), fence_xvm(8), fence(8), fence_virt.conf(5)