How To Install fence_compute on CentOS 8

In this tutorial, we will discuss How To Install fence_compute on CentOS 8 using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we will demonstrate how to uninstall and update fence_compute as well.

One-liner Install Command

If you are only interested in the installation command, here is a quick answer for you:

sudo yum makecache && sudo yum -y install fence-agents-compute
or if you use dnf:
sudo dnf makecache && sudo dnf -y install fence-agents-compute

But if you are interested in the details with step-by-step instructions, the following information will be helpful.

What is fence_compute and How to Install It?

First things first, you will need access to a server or computer running CentOS 8. This guide was written specifically with a server running CentOS 8 in mind, although it should also work on older, supported versions of the operating system.

Also, make sure you are running a regular, non-root user with sudo privileges configured on your server. When you have an account available, log in as your non-root user to begin.

There are several ways to install fence_compute on CentOS 8. You can use (links are clickable):

In the following sections, we will describe each method in detail. You can choose one of them or refer to the recommended one.

Install fence_compute on CentOS 8 using dnf

First, update dnf packages database with dnf by running the next command:

sudo dnf makecache --refresh

After updating database, You can install fence_compute using dnf by running the following command:

sudo dnf -y install fence-agents-compute

Install fence_compute on CentOS 8 using yum

Because fence_compute is available in CentOS 8’s default repositories, it is possible to install it from these repositories using the yum packaging system.

To begin, update local packages database with yum using the following command.

sudo yum makecache --refresh

Now can install fence_compute package on your server/computer by running the following command:

sudo yum -y install fence-agents-compute

How to upgrade (update) a single package fence_compute using yum?

To update all the packages available on the system:

yum update

If you want to update a specific package like fence_compute in this example you should use the following command:

yum update fence-agents-compute

To downgrade a package to an earlier version:

yum downgrade fence-agents-compute

How to Upgrade fence_compute on CentOS 8 with dnf?

When you run the dnf update, all system packages with available updates are updated. However, if you want to upgrade a single package, then you would have to pass the package name as the argument to the dnf update command.

dnf update fence-agents-compute

How To remove fence_compute from CentOS 8

To uninstall only the fence_compute package you can execute the following command:

sudo dnf remove fence-agents-compute

Extra info and code examples

Red Hat Fence Agents is a collection of scripts to handle remote power management for several devices. They allow failed or unreachable nodes to be forcibly restarted and removed from the cluster. Fence agents included: fence_aliyun: Aliyun (Aliyun Web Services) fence_alom: Sun ALOM fence_amt: AMT fence_apc: APC over telnet/ssh fence_apc_snmp: APC, Tripplite PDU over SNMP fence_aws: AWS (Amazon Web Services) fence_azure_arm: Azure Resource Manager fence_bladecenter: IBM BladeCenter fence_brocade: HP Brocade over telnet/ssh fence_cisco_mds: Cisco MDS fence_cisco_ucs: Cisco UCS fence_compute: the automatic resurrection of OpenStack compute instances fence_docker: Docker fence_drac: Dell DRAC IV fence_drac5: Dell DRAC CMC/5 fence_dummy: Dummy fence agent fence_eaton_snmp: Eaton over SNMP fence_emerson: Emerson over SNMP fence_eps: ePowerSwitch fence_evacuate: the automatic resurrection of OpenStack compute instances fence_gce: GCE (Google Cloud Engine) fence_hds_cb: Hitachi Compute Blade systems fence_heuristics_ping: ping-heuristic based fencing fence_hpblade: HP BladeSystem fence_ibmblade: IBM BladeCenter over SNMP fence_idrac: IPMI fence_ifmib: IF MIB fence_ilo: HP iLO fence_ilo2: HP iLO fence_ilo3: IPMI fence_ilo3_ssh: HP iLO over SSH fence_ilo4: IPMI fence_ilo4_ssh: HP iLO over SSH fence_ilo5: IPMI fence_ilo5_ssh: HP iLO over SSH fence_ilo_moonshot: HP Moonshot iLO fence_ilo_mp: HP iLO MP fence_ilo_ssh: HP iLO over SSH fence_imm: IPMI fence_intelmodular: Intel Modular fence_ipdu: iPDU over SNMP fence_ipmilan: IPMI fence_ironic: OpenStack's Ironic (Bare Metal as a service) fence_ldom: Sun LDOM fence_lpar: IBM LPAR fence_mpath: multipath persistent reservation fence_netio: Koukaam NETIO-230B fence_openstack: OpenStack's Nova service fence_ovh: OVH fence_powerman: Fence Agent for Powerman fence_pve: the Proxmox Virtual Environment fence_raritan: Raritan Dominion PX fence_rcd_serial: rcd_serial fence agent fence_rhevm: RHEV-M REST API fence_rsa: IBM RSA fence_rsb: Fujitsu-Siemens RSB fence_sanbox2: QLogic SANBox2 FC switches fence_sbd: sbd fence_scsi: SCSI persistent reservation fence_tripplite_snmp: APC, Tripplite PDU over SNMP fence_vbox: VirtualBox fence_virsh: virsh fence_vmware: VMWare fence_vmware_rest: VMware REST API fence_vmware_soap: VMWare over SOAP API fence_vmware_vcloud: VMware vCloud Director API fence_wti: WTI fence_xenapi: Citrix XenServer over XenAPI fence_zvmip: use with z/VM Virtual Machines


You now have a full guide on how to install fence_compute using dnf and yum package managers. Also, we showed how to update manually as a single package and different ways to uninstall the fence_compute from CentOS 8.

See also:

How To Install fence_compute on Ubuntu 22.04

How To Install fence_compute on Ubuntu 21.04

How To Install fence_compute on Kali Linux

How To Install fence_compute on Debian 11

How To Install fence_compute on CentOS 8

How To Install fence_compute on Fedora 34