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RX2800 : OpenVMS 8-4 : TCPIP 5-7 ECO 3 : Unable to configure IE1

Brian Reiter
Valued Contributor

RX2800 : OpenVMS 8-4 : TCPIP 5-7 ECO 3 : Unable to configure IE1

Folks,

 

I have a pair of RX2800s running in a cluster configuration. Both machines are identical. I have been trying to add a failSafe IP address to one of the network via TCPIP$CONFIG. The interface (IE1) shows up in the list, however when it comes to activating the interface I get the following message and the TCPIP$CONFIG exits.

 

 HP TCP/IP Services for OpenVMS Interface IE1 Configuration Menu (Node: CATA1)

 Configuration options:

         1  - Add a primary address on IE1
         2  - Add an alias address on IE1
         3  - Enable DHCP client to manage address on IE1

        [E] - Exit menu

Enter configuration option: 1
* Is this address used by Clusters over IP (IPCI) [NO]:

    IPv4 Address may be entered with CIDR bits suffix.
    E.g. For a 16-bit netmask enter 10.0.1.1/16

Enter IPv4 Address []: 10.50.40.81/24
Enter hostname [cata1_rcc]:

Requested configuration:

      Node     : CATA1
      Interface: IE1
      IPCI     : No
      Address  : 10.50.40.81/24
      Netmask  : 255.255.255.0 (CIDR bits: 24)
      Hostname : cata1_rcc

* Is this correct [YES]:
Added hostname cata1_rcc (10.50.40.81) to host database

Added address IE1:10.50.40.81 to configuration database
* Make IE1:cata1_rcc (10.50.40.81/24) active on the live system [NO]: y
Address 10.50.40.81/24 added to live system
ioctl failed: status = 908
ifconfig: no such interface: IE1
%SYSTEM-W-NOSUCHDEV, no such device available

 

The device doesn't show up in the list of devices from ifconfig -l


(CATA1)SYSTEM>tcpip ifconfig -l
IE0 IE2 IE3 IE4 IE5 IE6 IE7 IE8 IE9 IE10 IE11 LO0 TN0 TN1

Nor can the device be set manually. Any clues or thoughts as to what is going on? Although I can't sweqr to it I'm fairlly sure I've been able to configure this interface in the past.

 

Out of interest, what is the mapping between interfaces IExxx and devices EIx0:?

 

cheers

 

 

Brian

5 REPLIES
Jeremy Begg
Trusted Contributor

Re: RX2800 : OpenVMS 8-4 : TCPIP 5-7 ECO 3 : Unable to configure IE1

Hi Brian,

 

In TCPIP$CONFIG, when you select "Core" then "Interfaces", what does the list of interfaces look like?

 

How does that list compare to the output from

$ SHOW DEV EW0

$ MCR LANCP SHOW DEV

 

Thanks,

Jeremy Begg

Brian Reiter
Valued Contributor

Re: RX2800 : OpenVMS 8-4 : TCPIP 5-7 ECO 3 : Unable to configure IE1

Hi Jeremy,

 

OK, so SHOW DEV EI0 gives me:

 

(CATA1)SYSTEM>show dev ei0

Device                  Device           Error
 Name                   Status           Count
EIA0:                   Online               0
EIB0:                   Online               0
EIC0:                   Online               0
EID0:                   Online               0
EIE0:                   Online               0
EIF0:                   Online               0
EIG0:                   Online               0
EIH0:                   Online               0
EII0:                   Online               0
EIJ0:                   Online               0
EIK0:                   Online               0
EIL0:                   Online               0

 

MC LANCP SHO DEV gives me:

 

CATA1 Device Listing, volatile database (21-JUN-2012 07:43:44.38):
  Device
  ------
  EIA0
  EIB0
  EIC0
  EID0
  EIE0
  EIF0
  EIG0
  EIH0
  EII0
  EIJ0
  EIK0
  EIL0

 

TCPIP IFCONFIG -l gives me:

 

IE0 IE2 IE3 IE4 IE5 IE6 IE7 IE8 IE9 IE10 IE11 LO0 TN0 TN1

 

And from TCPIP$CONFIG I get the following list: from the CORE/INTERFACES options

 


   0  -  Set The Target Node (Current Node: CATA1)

   1  -  IE0 Menu (EIA0: TwistedPair 100mbps)
   2  -  10.50.50.81/24      cata1_ie4             Configured,Active-Standby

   3  -  IE1 Menu (EIB0: TwistedPair 100mbps)
   4  -  10.50.40.81/24      cata1_rcc             Configured

   5  -  IE2 Menu (EIC0: TwistedPair 100mbps)
   6  -  10.50.30.81/24      cata1_lcc             Configured,Active
   7  -  10.53.3.33/23       *noname*              Active
   8  -  10.54.3.33/23       *noname*              Active

   9  -  IE3 Menu (EID0: TwistedPair 100mbps)
  10  -  192.168.80.1/16     cata1                 Configured,Active-Standby

  11  -  IE4 Menu (EIE0: TwistedPair 100mbps)
  12  -  10.50.50.81/24      cata1_ie4             Configured,Active

  13  -  IE5 Menu (EIF0: TwistedPair 100mbps)
  14  -  10.50.40.81/24      cata1_rcc             Configured,Active

  15  -  IE6 Menu (EIG0: TwistedPair 100mbps)
  16  -  10.50.30.81/24      cata1_lcc             Configured,Active-Standby

  17  -  IE7 Menu (EIH0: TwistedPair 100mbps)
  18  -  192.168.80.1/16     cata1                 Configured,Active
  19  -  10.53.1.1/23        COBS_30               Active
  20  -  10.54.1.1/23        COBS_40               Active
  21  -  10.51.1.100/23      SIG_10                Active

  22  -  IE8 Menu (EII0: TwistedPair 100mbps)
  23  -  10.100.80.1/16      cata1_maint           Configured,Active

  24  -  IE9 Menu (EIJ0: TwistedPair 1000mbps)
  25  -  10.50.110.81/24     cata1_cluster_switch  Configured,IPCI,Active

  26  -  IE10 Menu (EIK0: TwistedPair 1000mbps)
  27  -  10.50.10.81/24      cata1_cluster_switch  Configured,IPCI,Active

  28  -  IE11 Menu (EIL0: TwistedPair 100mbps)
  29  -  10.200.6.134/16     cata1_building_lan    Configured,Active

   I  -  Information about your configuration


  [E] -  Exit menu

 

You'll need to ignore the other aliases as those are application dependent and migrate from node to node. However IE1 is available for configuration, but any data entered is rejected due to the interface being non-existent.

 

cheers

 

Brian

 

 

Brian Reiter
Valued Contributor

Re: RX2800 : OpenVMS 8-4 : TCPIP 5-7 ECO 3 : Unable to configure IE1

And for the record, EIB0 which is apparently IE1 (wish I knew how this was worked out) looks like:

 

(CATA1)SYSTEM>sho dev eib0/full

Device EIB0:, device type i8254x, is online, network device, error logging is
    enabled, device is a template only.

    Error count                    0    Operations completed                  0
    Owner process                 ""    Owner UIC                      [SYSTEM]
    Owner process ID        00000000    Dev Prot              S:RWPL,O:RWPL,G,W
    Reference count                0    Default buffer size                 512
    Current preferred CPU Id      11    Fastpath                              1
    Current Interrupt CPU Id      11

Operating characteristics: Link up, Full duplex, Autonegotiation.

    Speed (Mbits/sec)            100
    Def. MAC addr  D8-D3-85-F6-AF-A4    Current MAC addr      D8-D3-85-F6-AF-A4


John Gillings
Honored Contributor

Re: RX2800 : OpenVMS 8-4 : TCPIP 5-7 ECO 3 : Unable to configure IE1

Brian,

 

   I suspect this may be a serious consequence of your earlier observation of device name truncation in SCACP. Please raise it with OpenVMS Engineering ASAP. Someone's going to have to do some digging around investigating some incorrect assumptions...

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Brian Reiter
Valued Contributor

Re: RX2800 : OpenVMS 8-4 : TCPIP 5-7 ECO 3 : Unable to configure IE1

Hi John,

 

I was wondering if there was a link between the two problems. I was hoping it was down to coincidence.

 

cheers

 

Brian