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fence_vmware_soap is missing

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SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Service Pack 4 (SLES 12 SP4)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15


After upgrade to SLES 12 SP4 or SLES 15 fence_vmware_soap is not available anymore.

SLES 12 SP3:
# rpm -qf /usr/sbin/fence_vmware_soap

After zypper migration (SLES 12 SP4):
# rpm -qf /usr/sbin/fence_vmware_soap
error: file /usr/sbin/fence_vmware_soap: No such file or directory

# rpm -q fence-agents


Migrate your cluster setup to fence_vmware_rest E.g.
primitive node1_fence stonith:fence_vmware_soap \
        params ipaddr= login="" passwd="" ssl_insecure=1 port=VM_NAME \
Need to be changed to: 
primitive node1_fence stonith:fence_vmware_rest \
        params ip= username="" passwd="" ssl_insecure=1 plug=VM_NAME \
For more information check fence_vmware_rest manual page. 


vmware_soap relies on the suds library which was dropped in SLES 12 SP4 and SLES 15 

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  • Document ID:7023874
  • Creation Date: 14-May-2019
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension

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