Running out of Java heap space when replicating Brocade switches returns java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space

  • KM526393
  • 02-Dec-2008
  • 02-Dec-2008

Summary

When the management server is performing a Get All Details operation, replication errors might be shown in the logs and Event Manager on the management server for switches returned from a Brocade SMI-A proxy.

Error

The following error message is displayed when you run out of Java heap space while replicating Brocade switches:
ERROR replicating Brocade_SwitchFCPort instances: CIM_ERR_FAILED java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space

Cause

When the management server is performing a Detailed Discovery, replication errors similar to the following might be shown in the logs and Event Manager on the management server for switches returned from a Brocade SMI-A proxy:

ERROR replicating Brocade_SwitchFCPort instances: CIM_ERR_FAILED
java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space
ERROR replicating Brocade_ZoneInZoneSet associations: CIM_ERR_FAILED
java.lang.OutOfMemoryError: Java heap space

The internal reference for this issue is IEV-26249.

Fix

To correct these errors regarding discovery of Brocade switches via a Brocade SMI-A proxy, follow these steps:
  1. Upgrade to HP Storage Essentials 6.0.3 or later.
  2. Follow the instructions in the Customizing Properties section of the HP Storage Essentials user guide to set the following custom property: 
     
    splitDOMTree=true
    Restart the management server service after setting this property.
    The custom property enables special handling of the information returned from the Brocade SMI-A proxy software.