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OLVM:Power Management Using fence_ipmilan Fails with "Unable to connect/login to fencing device" on iDRAC5+ (Doc ID 2686929.1)

Last updated on JULY 10, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 7.8 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [4.14.35] and later
Linux x86-64


When running fence_ipmilan, it fails with below errors:

# fence_ipmilan -a <ILOM_IP> -l <username> -p <password> -v -o status
Jun 25 20:00:39 xxxxxx fence_ipmilan: Executing: /usr/bin/ipmitool -I lan -H xxxxxx -p 623 -U root -P [set] -L ADMINISTRATOR chassis power status
Jun 25 20:00:47 xxxxxx fence_ipmilan: Failed: Unable to obtain correct plug status or plug is not available
Jun 25 20:03:52 xxxxxx fence_drac5: Running command: /usr/bin/ssh root@xxxxxx -p 22 -o PubkeyAuthentication=no
Jun 25 20:03:58 xxxxxx fence_drac5: Unable to connect/login to fencing device


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