IBM PowerVC - Errors
Daniel Martin-Corben 270004CY29 Visits (4466)
If you see the following error, then like me you might be wondering what the issue is -
Unable to connect to HMC <hmc-name>.
Explanation: Connection failed to the Hardware Management Console.
Response: Review the explanation and try the request again.
It would seem that PowerVC has performed more stringent checking then I have, and in this case it doesn't like my HMC, its a model 7042C06. If you have been paying attention and looking at my previous blogs you will see that the supported models are CR5/C08 or later.. So if you see AEVCOM021E too, take a look at your HMC model, switching to a spare CR6 model I had resolved my problem.
Note: I would like to point out that this is only one example of the issues that the AEV code covers. I have seen it reproduced in the event of a network failure, in that case it had slightly different explanation and response text. Looking at the '/va
More about Interpreting messages in IBM PowerVC (taken from the installation and user's guide):
You can use IBM PowerVC messages to help you troubleshoot problems. This describes how to interpret the message information you see in order to help understand the source of problems you may be seeing in the product.
Messages have unique message identifiers that are a minimum of seven characters and a maximum of ten characters in length. The format of the message identifiers is AEVXXX######Z, and is structured as follows:
E - Indicates that the message is an error message.
I - Indicates that the message is an information message.
S - Indicates that a process completed successfully.
W - Indicates that the message is a warning message.
Most messages include a description of the problem that has occurred as well as information on what you can do to resolve the problem. In some cases, additional information may be provided that refers to what is happening within the program itself. This information is intended to give you a better idea of what is causing the problem in order to assist with troubleshooting. You may see some of this internal information as the Explanation in an error message; you may also see some of this information in the Health field if you look at the properties of a resource.