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FSM Fabric Manager Application Won't Start
« on: October 21, 2013, 12:33:29 PM »
Hi all,

I noticed today that my Fabric Manager Application within the FSM won't start. I've rebooted the FSM and it still won't start. I will be opening a ticket with IBM and will update this topic as I have them.

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Re: FSM Fabric Manager Application Won't Start
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 01:36:36 PM »
Received this from support. There is an issue with Fabric Manager when upgrading to 1.3 code

When updating IBM Fabric Manager v3.1 to v4.0 or Flex System   
Manager v3.1 to v4.0, IBM Fabric Manager will not start. The   
affected version 4.0.0083 and is fixed with version 4.0.0086.   
Note: There is no indication or error message that IBM Fabric   
      Manager will not start. In order to determine if IBM     
      Fabric Manager (IFM) has not started, users need to       
      connect to the IFM server with a web browser or manually 
      check the process.                                       
For FSM IFM service, users can confirm current IFM status from 
FSM GUI menu.                                                   
[home] => [application] tab, and check 'IBM Fabric Manager'     
status. If status is 'stopped' and not started though click     
'start' link, then fsmfix_com.ibm.ofm.services_4.0.0086 needs   
to be applied to resolve the issue.                             
PROBLEM ISOLATION AIDS:                                         
- The system may be any of the following IBM servers:           
     Flex System Manager Node, Type 7955, any model             
     Flex System Manager Node, Type 8731, any model             
     Flex System Manager Node, Type 8734, any model             
- This tip is not option specific.                             
- The system is configured with at least one of the following: 
     IBM Fabric Manager (IFM) - 00D7550 (5641-F13), any version
     IBM Fabric Manager (IFM) - 00D7551 (5641-F14), any version
Notice: This does not imply that the network operating system   
will work under all combinations of hardware and software.     
Please see the compatibility page for more information:         
- The system has the symptom described above.                   
For IBM Fabric Manager: Users will need to go to the Passport   
Advantage web site and download IBM Fabric Manager v4.0         
Multiplatform English (CIR9GEN).                               
For Flex System Manager (FSM): Users that have IBM Fabric       
Manager pre-installed will need to go to IBM FixCentral and     
download fsmfix_com.ibm.ofm.services_4.0.0086.                 
The file is available by selecting the appropriate Product     
Group, type of System, Product name, Product machine type, and 
Operating system on IBM Support's Fix Central web page, at the 
following URL:                                                 
An issue was discovered that during an installation upgrade     
from v3.1 to v4.0, certain libraries were not properly copied   
over which causes IBM Fabric Manager to not start.             
IBM, Passport Advantage are trademarks of International         
Business Machines Corporation in the United States, other       
countries, or both.                                             
Other company, product, or service names may be trademarks or   
service marks of others.                                       
Administrator Sr. Member Posts: 309 Karma: +6/-0 *****
Re: FSM Fabric Manager Application Won't Start
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2013, 02:07:03 PM »
Once you download the package and SCP it to your FSM at /home/USERID run the following command to install the update from the FSM command line.

USERID@gvicfsm:~> smcli installupd -v -u fsmfix_com.ibm.ofm.services_4.0.0086 -i                                                                                                             -t OperatingSystem
ATKUPD725I The update install task has started.
ATKUPD631I The update installation staging first needs to download 1 updates, th                                                                                                                     e download is being launched.
ATKUPD421I A new update acquisition request is active.
ATKUPD434I "Appliance Acquisition Provider" is querying for updates.
ATKUPD435I "Appliance Acquisition Provider" is acquiring update information or f                                                                                                                     iles.
ATKUPD451I Acquired new update "fsmfix_com.ibm.ofm.services_4.0.0086".
ATKUPD436I "Appliance Acquisition Provider" completed successfully.
ATKUPD461I Processing the update information.
ATKUPD462I Completed processing the update information.
ATKUPD426I The update acquisition request has ended successfully.
ATKUPD629I Installation staging will be performed to 1 systems.
ATKUPD632I The Installation Staging task is starting to process system "FSM_gvicfsm.ats.local".
DNZDVM093I The appliance update is for the management server and does not need to be distributed. No further action is required.
ATKUPD633I The Installation Staging task has finished processing system "FSM_gvicfsm.ats.local".
ATKUPD630I The update installation staging has completed.
ATKUPD760I Start processing update "fsmfix_com.ibm.ofm.services_4.0.0086" and system "FSM_gvicfsm.ats.local".
Updating /etc/sysconfig/ibm-ofm...
Updating /etc/sysconfig/ibm-ofm...

ATKUPD764I Update "fsmfix_com.ibm.ofm.services_4.0.0086" was installed on system "FSM_gvicfsm.ats.local" successfully.
DNZDVM115I To complete the upgrade for system "FSM_gvicfsm.ats.local", verify that no critical tasks are active, log off the console, and then issue the following command: smshutdown -t now -r
Once system "FSM_gvicfsm.ats.local" is active, collect inventory.
DNZDVM133I Updates to the IBM Flex System Manager? might require additional updates to other components, including the CMM. When you have finished updating the IBM Flex System Manager?, check for updates to other components using the update chassis components link found on the initial setup tab.
ATKUPD739I Collecting inventory on system "FSM_gvicfsm.ats.local".
ATKUPD572I Running compliance on system "FSM_gvicfsm.ats.local".
ATKUPD712I Still running compliance for system "FSM_gvicfsm.ats.local".
ATKUPD727I The update install task has finished successfully.

To confirm the update applied successfully run the following.

USERID@gvicfsm:~> lsconfig -V
"version= Version: 1
Release: 3
Service Pack: 0
FSM Build level 20130828-2034 2013_240.Wed Aug 28 20:08:544 CDT 2013