Pacemaker − Part of the Pacemaker cluster resource manager


cibadmin <command> [options]


query and edit the Pacemaker configuration


Help Options:
−?, −−help

Show help options


Show all help options


Show command help


Show data help


Show additional options

, −−upgrade

Upgrade the configuration to the latest syntax

−Q, −−query

Query the contents of the CIB

−E, −−erase

Erase the contents of the whole CIB

−B, −−bump

Increase the CIB’s epoch value by 1

−C, −−create

Create an object in the CIB (will fail if object already exists)

−M, −−modify

Find object somewhere in CIB’s XML tree and update it (fails if object does not exist unless −c is also specified)

−P, −−patch

Supply an update in the form of an XML diff (see crm_diff(8))

−R, −−replace

Recursively replace an object in the CIB

−D, −−delete

Delete first object matching supplied criteria (for example, <op id="rsc1_op1" name="monitor"/>). The XML element name and all attributes must match in order for the element to be deleted.

−d, −−delete−all

When used with −−xpath, remove all matching objects in the configuration instead of just the first one

−a, −−empty=[schema]

Output an empty CIB. Accepts an optional schema name argument to use as the validate−with value. If no schema is given, the latest will be used.

−5, −−md5−sum

Calculate the on−disk CIB digest

−6, −−md5−sum−versioned

Calculate an on−the−wire versioned CIB digest

, −−xml−text=value

Retrieve XML from the supplied string

−x, −−xml−file=value

Retrieve XML from the named file

−p, −−xml−pipe

Retrieve XML from stdin

Additional Options:
, −−force

Force the action to be performed

−t, −−timeout=value

Time (in seconds) to wait before declaring the operation failed

−U, −−user=value

Run the command with permissions of the named user (valid only for the root and hacluster accounts)

−s, −−sync−call

Wait for call to complete before returning

−l, −−local

Command takes effect locally (should be used only for queries)

−o, −−scope=value

Limit scope of operation to specific section of CIB Valid values: configuration, nodes, resources, constraints, crm_config, rsc_defaults,

op_defaults, acls, fencing−topology, tags, alerts, status

If both −−scope/−o and −−xpath/−a are specified, the last one to appear takes effect

−A, −−xpath=value

A valid XPath to use instead of −−scope/−o If both −−scope/−o and −−xpath/−a are specified, the last one to appear takes effect

−e, −−node−path

When performing XPath queries, return paths of any matches found (for example, "/cib/configuration/resources/clone[@id=’dummy−clone’]/primitive[@id=’dummy’]")

−S, −−show−access=[value]

Whether to use syntax highlighting for ACLs (with −Q/−−query and −U/−−user) Allowed values: ’color’ (default for terminal), ’text’ (plain text, default for non−terminal),

’namespace’, or ’auto’ (use default value)

Default value: ’auto’

−c, −−allow−create

(Advanced) Allow target of −−modify/−M to be created if it does not exist

−n, −−no−children

(Advanced) When querying an object, do not include its children in the result

−N, −−node=value

(Advanced) Send command to the specified host

Application Options:
−$, −−version

Display software version and exit

−V, −−verbose

Increase debug output (may be specified multiple times)


Query the configuration from the local node:

# cibadmin −−query −−local

Query just the cluster options configuration:

# cibadmin −−query −−scope crm_config

Query all ’target−role’ settings:

# cibadmin −−query −−xpath "//nvpair[@name=’target−role’]"

Remove all ’is−managed’ settings:

# cibadmin −−delete−all −−xpath "//nvpair[@name=’is−managed’]"

Remove the resource named ’old’:

# cibadmin −−delete −−xml−text ’<primitive id="old"/>’

Remove all resources from the configuration:

# cibadmin −−replace −−scope resources −−xml−text ’<resources/>’

Replace complete configuration with contents of $HOME/pacemaker.xml:

# cibadmin −−replace −−xml−file $HOME/pacemaker.xml

Replace constraints section of configuration with contents of $HOME/constraints.xml:

# cibadmin −−replace −−scope constraints −−xml−file $HOME/constraints.xml

Increase configuration version to prevent old configurations from being loaded accidentally:

# cibadmin −−modify −−xml−text ’<cib admin_epoch="admin_epoch++"/>’

Edit the configuration with your favorite $EDITOR:

# cibadmin −−query > $HOME/local.xml

# $EDITOR $HOME/local.xml

# cibadmin −−replace −−xml−file $HOME/local.xml

Assuming terminal, render configuration in color (green for writable, blue for readable, red for denied) to visualize permissions for user tony:

# cibadmin −−show−access=color −−query −−user tony | less −r


crm(8), pcs(8), crm_shadow(8), crm_diff(8)


Written by Andrew Beekhof and the Pacemaker project contributors