Updating GCE fence agent to v4.6 breaks fencing

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Environment

SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability 15-SP1, 15-SP2, 12-SP4 and 12-SP5
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications 15-SP1, 15-SP2, 12-SP4 and 12-SP5
SUSE Manager 4.0 and 4.1

Situation

High-Availabilty is used and system is running on Google-cloud.
After updating the fence-agents package to version 4.6.0, the fencing resources are no longer started and failover is not possible anymore.

Resolution

SUSE engineering released a fixed fence-agents package in version 4.7.0.
Either a downgrade to fence-agents-4.4.0 or  an update (recommended) to fence-agents-4.7.0 will restore fencing functionality.

Cause

Failure was caused by a call with a missing argument (zone) which was introduced upstream into 4.6 by an incorrect patch.

Example:

# journalctl -f -u corocync -u pacemaker
[OUTPUT TRIMMED]
Jan 20 14:01:59 gce-node01 /fence_gce[16406]: Failed retrieving GCE zone. Please provide --zone option: get_zone() missing 1 required positional argument: 'instance'
Jan 20 14:01:59 gce-node01 /fence_gce[16406]: Please use '-h' for usage
[OUTPUT TRIMMED]
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Status

Reported to Engineering

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  • Document ID:000019875
  • Creation Date: 17-Feb-2021
  • Modified Date:17-Feb-2021
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Applications

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