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NAME

       fence_brocade - I/O Fencing agent for Brocade FC switches

SYNOPSIS

       fence_brocade [OPTION]...

DESCRIPTION

       fence_brocade is an I/O Fencing agent which can be used with Brocade FC
       switches.  It logs into a Brocade switch  via  telnet  and  disables  a
       specified  port.   Disabling  the  port which a machine is connected to
       effectively fences that machine.  Lengthy  telnet  connections  to  the
       switch  should  be  avoided  while a GFS cluster is running because the
       connection will block any necessary fencing actions.

       fence_brocade accepts options on the  command  line  as  well  as  from
       stdin.   fenced sends parameters through stdin when it execs the agent.
       fence_brocade can be run by itself with command line options  which  is
       useful for testing.

       After  a  fence  operation  has  taken  place the fenced machine can no
       longer connect to the Brocade FC switch.  When the  fenced  machine  is
       ready  to  be brought back into the GFS cluster (after reboot) the port
       on the Brocade FC switch needs to be  enabled.  This  can  be  done  by
       running fence_brocade and specifying the enable action.

OPTIONS

       -a IPaddress
              IP address of the switch.

       -h     Print  out  a  help  message  describing available options, then
              exit.

       -l login
              Login name for the switch.

       -n port
              The port number to disable on the switch.

       -o action
              The action required.  disable (default) or enable.

       -p password
              Password for login.

       -q     Quiet mode: print only error messages.

       -V     Print out a version message, then exit.

STDIN PARAMETERS

       agent = < param >
              This  option  is  used  by  fence_node(8)  and  is  ignored   by
              fence_brocade.

       ipaddr = < hostname | ip >
              IP address or hostname of the switch.

       login = < param >
              Login name.

       option = < param >
              The action required.  disable (default) or enable.

       passwd = < param >
              Password for login.

       port = < param >
              The port number to disable on the switch.

SEE ALSO

       fence(8), fence_node(8)

                                                              fence_brocade(8)