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IV71482: NIMADM OPERATION RESOLVES NIM CLIENT RESOURCE NAME INCORRECTLY APPLIES TO AIX 6100-09

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APAR status

  • Closed as program error.

Error description

  • During an nimadm operation using nimsh, the wrong NIM
    client is
    being selected. The correct NIM client was wind, but the
    operation
    matched the name with whirlwind.
    
    As a consequence, the target disk (hdisk6) used in the
    operation was not found because the other client
    (whirlwind) did NOT have a free disk with that disk
    name.
    
    0505-201 nimadm: Target disk hdisk6 does not exist.
    Cleaning up alt_disk_migration on the NIM master.
    

Local fix

  • The work-around would be to remove any previous 'defined'
    resources that have similar names.
    
    The resources that are removed can be added again. This
    will place the entries at the bottom of the resource
    list.
    
    To remove the resource:
    nim -o remove <resource_name>
    
    To add the resource:
    nim -o define -t standalone -a if1='network_resource
    hostname 0'  <resource_name>
    

Problem summary

  • ****************************************************************
    * USERS AFFECTED:
    * Systems running the 6100-09 Technology Level with either of
    * the bos.sysmgt.nim.client or bos.sysmgt.nim.spot filesets
    * at or between 6.1.9.15 and 6.1.9.30
    ****************************************************************
    * PROBLEM DESCRIPTION:
    * During an nimadm operation using nimsh, the wrong NIM
    * client is
    * being selected. The correct NIM client was wind, but the
    * operation
    * matched the name with whirlwind.
    * As a consequence, the target disk (hdisk6) used in the
    * operation was not found because the other client
    * (whirlwind) did NOT have a free disk with that disk
    * name.
    * 0505-201 nimadm: Target disk hdisk6 does not exist.
    * Cleaning up alt_disk_migration on the NIM master.
    ****************************************************************
    * RECOMMENDATION:
    * Install APAR IV71482.
    ****************************************************************
    

Problem conclusion

  • The nim master will now resolve the hostname before attempting
    to convert to a nim name.
    

Temporary fix

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APAR Information

  • APAR number

    IV71482

  • Reported component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Reported component ID

    5765G6200

  • Reported release

    610

  • Status

    CLOSED PER

  • PE

    YesPE

  • HIPER

    NoHIPER

  • Submitted date

    2015-03-25

  • Closed date

    2015-03-25

  • Last modified date

    2016-05-11

  • APAR is sysrouted FROM one or more of the following:

    IV70602

  • APAR is sysrouted TO one or more of the following:

    U869531

Fix information

  • Fixed component name

    AIX 610 STD EDI

  • Fixed component ID

    5765G6200

Applicable component levels

  • R610 PSY U869531

       UP15/05/19 I 1000



Document information

More support for: AIX Standard Edition

Software version: 610

Operating system(s): AIX

Reference #: IV71482

Modified date: 11 May 2016