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IV62199: INVALID CLIENT DEFINITION MAY CAUSE NIMADM TO FAIL APPLIES TO AIX 7100-03

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • When performing a nimadm operation on a nimsh client, the
    following error may occur during initialization:
    Initializing the NIM master.
    Initializing NIM client <client_hostname>.
    <client_hostname>: Connection refused
    0505-159 nimadm: WARNING, unexpected result from remote
       command to <client_hostname>.
    0505-153 nimadm: Unable to execute remote client
    commands.
    Cleaning up alt_disk_migration on the NIM master.
    
    The problem is caused when there is a client defined on
    the NIM master that has an invalid if1 attribute.  The
    invalid client definition could be for any client defined
    on the NIM master.  Usually this will take the form of an
    invalid hostname, which is the second field in the if1
    attribute.  For example:
    # lsnim -a if1 kintarobso
    kintarobso:
       if1 = <network> <hostname> <MAC address> 0
    

Local fix

  • Verify that all clients are defined with a valid if1
    attribute.
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:
    * Systems running the 7100-03 Technology Level with the
    * bos.sysmgt.nim.client or bos.sysmgt.nim.spot filesets at
    * 7.1.3.15
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    * When performing a nimadm operation on a nimsh client, the
    * following error may occur during initialization:
    * Initializing the NIM master.
    * Initializing NIM client <client_hostname>.
    * <client_hostname>: Connection refused
    * 0505-159 nimadm: WARNING, unexpected result from remote
    *    command to <client_hostname>.
    * 0505-153 nimadm: Unable to execute remote client
    * commands.
    * Cleaning up alt_disk_migration on the NIM master.
    * The problem is caused when there is a client defined on
    * the NIM master that has an invalid if1 attribute.  The
    * invalid client definition could be for any client defined
    * on the NIM master.  Usually this will take the form of an
    * invalid hostname, which is the second field in the if1
    * attribute.  For example:
    * # lsnim -a if1 kintarobso
    * kintarobso:
    *    if1 = <network> <hostname> <MAC address> 0
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:
    * Install APAR IV62199.
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • Added check to prevent failure if another client has an
    invalid if1 attribute.
    

Temporary fix

Comments

  • 6100-09 - use AIX APAR IV63144
    7100-02 - use AIX APAR IV64197
    7100-03 - use AIX APAR IV62199
    

APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV62199

  • Reported component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Reported component ID

    5765H4000

  • Reported release

    710

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    YesPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2014-07-02

  • Closed date

    2014-07-24

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-11

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX V7.1

  • Fixed component ID

    5765H4000

Applicable component levels

  • R710 PSY U868035

       UP14/10/29 I 1000

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Document Information

Modified date:
11 May 2016