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Error on CommandView EVA install

Malcolm Wade
Valued Contributor

Error on CommandView EVA install

I am trying to build a new CommandView EVA host to replace an ageing set of Management Appliances.

I have built a new Windows 2003 SP2 server (on a Dell server no less but that shouldn’t be an issue should it?) and am trying to install CommandView EVA V7 or V8 on it. Both installations fail with “This application has failed to start because OvLicV5Capi_VC8.dll was not found. Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.” Reinstalling is not fixing this problem!

Looking at my old SMA, this file/folder exists and, during the installation, I see the folder get created, then it disappears again!

I tried the CV7 install on a new Win2003 SP2 VM and it installed fine but obviously this is no good because of the lack of SAN connectivity in that environment. Thus I’m using a newly built server. Installing on the VM proves to me that CommandView will install on a system with no fibre channel cards installed.

I have logged a call with hp support but so far I’m not getting anywhere.

Does anyone have any ideas?

Thanks,
Malcolm
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Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: Error on CommandView EVA install

Hi, I suppose you already have solved it, but I'll copy the solution so it's available for anyone with the same issue:

Application popup: cveva.exe - Unable To Locate DLL : The dynamic link library OvLicV5Capi_VC8.dll could not be found in the specified path

Windows service does not recognize a Windows environment variable change:

AutoPass installer appends the '\lib' directory to PATH environment variable.

A Windows service can't recognize this change on Windows 2000 and Windows 2003 systems until the system is restarted.

The Windows 2003 systems should be installed with KB887693 hotfix from Microsoft to avert this issue.

There is no hotfix available for Windows 2000 systems and a restart is necessary
Malcolm Wade
Valued Contributor

Re: Error on CommandView EVA install

Thanks for the advice; I ended up base installing Win2003 with SP1 and before anything else, installed CV7 with no problems enountered.

Since then I have applied the Win2003 SP2 update plus applied our local settings, again with no issues.

If I see the issue again I'll look to the patch you sugested.

Thanks,
Malcolm

Re: Error on CommandView EVA install

So I just tried to install CV9.1 on a Windows 2008 server and it pukes the same error about OvLicV5Capi_VC8.dll.

Has anyone had success with this yet? The documentation says Windows 2008 is supported!?
Malcolm Wade
Valued Contributor

Re: Error on CommandView EVA install

Unfortunately I got nowhere with this. Hp were "unable to reproduce my problem"! Most unhelpful.

I ended up starting with a new Win2003 SP1 system and before applying any of my local mods (SP2, domain integration, virus scan, backup s/w etc) I installed CV v8 which worked fine.

After applying the v8.01 and v8.02 upgrades I then applied SP2 and my local mods with no issues.

All has worked fine since EXCEPT of course, I now a v9.01 upgrade in the wings which I'm loathed to apply give it'll probably break CV again.
hpite
Frequent Advisor

Re: Error on CommandView EVA install

I find that using SmartStart for EVA is a great way to install Command View. (Of course SmartStart only works for EVA 4400 and Windows)

The current version of SamrtStart which you can download from the software depot as an iso image can be used to install Command View 9.01. It checks for all the prerequisites and installs them if necessary. Just makes it easier. (also SmartStart does not install itself which is great)

PS: I have not seen official HP endorsement that Command View can be installed on Windows Server 2008.

Malcolm Wade
Valued Contributor

Re: Error on CommandView EVA install

the HP StorageWorks Enterprise Virtual Array compatibility reference manual, ref: http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bc/docs/support/SupportManual/c01733112/c01733112.pdf section 4.1 refers to Supported software on management servers and the management module and indicates the following OS's for CommandView:

Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Standard and Enterprise Editions SP1/SP2/R2 (x86 32-bit or x64 64-bit); Microsoft Windows Server 2008 Standard and Enterprise Editions (x86 32-bit or x64 64-bit)
hpite
Frequent Advisor

Re: Error on CommandView EVA install

Thanks Malcom. Somehow I missed that update on the compatibility reference.
hpite
Frequent Advisor

Re: Error on CommandView EVA install

Hi Malcom,

I happened to read in the release notes for CV 9.1 that "The HP Command View EVA software suite 9.1 supports upgrades from HP Command View EVA 8.x.x and 9.0.0/9.0.1."

So you could upgrade to 9.1?
Malcolm Wade
Valued Contributor

Re: Error on CommandView EVA install

I did a test upgrade on a VM server I use for just this sort of testing and it might say it supports an "upgrade", but when you start the upgrade process it actually says it's found an old version, automatically de-installs it, then reboots and continues on!!

The same thing happended between v7 and v8.
teddy chuah
Occasional Visitor

Re: Error on CommandView EVA install

Hi Malcolm,

Currently i am trying to install cv9.1 using windows 2003 R2 sp2, error message "This application has failed to start because of OvLicV5Capi_VC8.dll was not found.Reinstalling the application may fix this problem.

I had try to uninstall and reboot the server.

Any idea or suggested solution?

thanks
Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: Error on CommandView EVA install

Another advisory with a similar message:

cveva.exe - Unable To Locate DLL : The dynamic link library OvLicV5Capi_VC8.dll could not be found in the specified path

Solution

Numerous causes have been identified that may cause this error. The causes and possible workaround are listed here:

1. If the account being used to install Command View does not have sufficient privileges, then the autopass installation does not succeed, and this error is the result. Verify that the account has full administrator privileges on the host.

2. If there have been changes to the default Microsoft Windows security, this can also prevent autopass from installing. The security changes can be the result of individual actions on the part of the customer, or the results of installing a security lockdown package.

If you look at the application event log, you may see an event ID of 11708 from autopass.msi which is basically a privilege violation.

The security lockdown should be removed or reversed, then install the software and re-enable the security lockdown if needed. If the security changes cannot be reversed, then Microsoft Windows may need to be re-installed to clear this issue.

3. There is a known Microsoft Windows issue where Microsoft Windows may not recognize an environment variable change until after a reboot. During the installation, you append C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hewlett-Packard\HPOvLIC\lib to the path variable. If autopass is installed (the dll exists) and the path variable contains the listed statement, then a reboot of the system should clear the error.

There are two Microsoft hotfixes that can address this issue:

Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 887693
Microsoft Knowledge Base Article: 951859

4. If Command View was installed to a drive other than C , autopass may have incorrect pointers and need to be reinstalled. Uninstall Command View, then verify that autopass has been completely removed. Check that the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Hewlett-Packard\HPOvLIC folder has been removed. If it is still there, manually remove it. Install Command View to the default folder on the C drive. It is planned for V9 to fully support the installation to a drive other than C .

5. If autopass is already installed before Command View is installed, but there is an issue with the installation, autopass may not be updated and therefore Command View will not work. Uninstall Command View, and remove autopass as outlined in step 4.

6. Check for the presence of the autopass registry keys.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software > Hewlett Packard > HPOvLic

There are typically eight keys under this heading. If they are missing, autopass may not function correctly. Remove CV and autopass as outlined in step 4, and re-install.

Re: Error on CommandView EVA install

I was able to get around this by disabling UAC. No matter what I did, it NEVER worked until I did this.