Provided by: fence_1.20060222-0ubuntu5_i386
fence_tool - A program to join and leave the fence domain
fence_tool <join | leave | wait> [OPTION]...
fence_tool is a program used to join or leave the default fence domain.
Specifically, it starts the fence daemon (fenced) to join the domain
and kills fenced to leave the domain. Fenced can be started and
stopped directly without using this program, but fence_tool takes some
added steps that are often helpful.
Before joining or leaving the fence domain, fence_tool waits for the
cluster be in a quorate state. The user can cancel fence_tool while
it’s waiting for quorum. It’s generally nicer to block waiting for
quorum here than to have the fence daemon itself waiting to join or
leave the domain while the cluster is inquorate.
Since fence_tool join is the usual way of starting fenced, the fenced
options -j, -f, and -c can also be passed to fence_tool which passes
them on to fenced.
A node must not leave the fence domain (fenced must not be terminated)
while CLVM or GFS are in use.
-w Wait until the join is completed. "fence_tool join -w" is
equivalent to "fence_tool join; fence_tool wait"
-h Help. Print out the usage syntax.
-V Print version information.
-D Enable debugging output and don’t fork (also passed to fenced)
Post-join fencing delay (passed to fenced)
Post-fail fencing delay (passed to fenced)
-c All nodes are in a clean state to start (passed to fenced)
fenced(8), fence(8), fence_node(8)