Cimom error "EXCEPTION CAUGHT IN CIMOM MAIN!" when removing DFS database with iManager.

  • 7004466
  • 18-Sep-2009
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 8
Novell iManager 2.7


An attempt to remove a DFS vldb database replica using the iManager utility fails and produces the following error in the SYS:\SYSTEM\cimom\var\owcimomd.log file:

2009-09-15 17:08:06,446[1]HTTP Service is starting...
2009-09-15 17:08:06,446[1]* EXCEPTION CAUGHT IN CIMOM MAIN!
2009-09-15 17:08:06,446[1]* OW_PosixFileSystem.cpp: 464 FileSystemException: Can't open random file  for writing
2009-09-15 17:08:06,455[1]CIMOM has shutdown


This issue occurs if the SYS:/BIN/UNIXENV.NCF file has not run.  Check the autoexec.ncf file and make sure that this line is included and that it is not remarked out.  If the line in the autoexec.ncf file looks OK then verify that this file exists in the given directory.