How to recover pacemaker cluster where all controllers fencing

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Cluster of controllers failing to start due to fact that each controller get fenced


There are depending on the implementation of STONITH several ways.

If IPMI based STONITH, you can switch of ipmi communication.

Another approach is to boot each node in rescue mode e.g. adding "" on the kernel boot prompt or grub menu entry (equivalent is also emergency, rescue, single).

Within the rescue system disable stonith:
crm configure property stonith-enabled=false 


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  • Document ID:7023984
  • Creation Date: 01-Jul-2019
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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