1 Reply Latest reply on Mar 16, 2017 1:38 PM by rharland2012

    NCM jobs for Procurve switches - bogus failure message and THREE(?) logins per job!

    rharland2012

      Folks,

       

      I know the vast majority of NCM users are Cisco-centric, but I'm throwing this out there in case there are other folks using NCM to back up/config Procurve switches.

       

      I'm setting up a very simple test job - basically, a three-line script that enters config mode, changes a setting, writes to memory and logs out.

       

      Like this:

       

      conf t

      tacacs-server timeout 10

      write mem

      logout

      y (for the prompt that one receives at logout)

       

      I'm seeing two unusual things.

       

      First, the job completes functionally but reports an error in the log like this :

       

      ERROR: Transfer failure due to connection interrupt during execute script. I've seen a few threads with this re Procurve, so I know it's a common-ish thing.

       

      The second symptom is more unusual - NCM logs in and out of the switch three times while completing this job.

       

      Proof is in the log like so:

       

      I 03/16/17 13:32:21 03363 auth: User 'US_SvcSolarwinds' logged out of SSH

                  session from  xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

      I 03/16/17 13:32:15 03125 mgr: Startup configuration changed by CLI.  New seq.

                  number 42

      I 03/16/17 13:32:09 00179 mgr: SME SSH from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx MANAGER Mode

      I 03/16/17 13:32:04 03362 auth: User 'US_SvcSolarwinds' logged in from

                  xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx to SSH  session

      I 03/16/17 13:32:01 03363 auth: User 'US_SvcSolarwinds' logged out of SSH

                  session from  xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

      I 03/16/17 13:31:55 03125 mgr: Startup configuration changed by CLI.  New seq.

                  number 41

      I 03/16/17 13:31:49 00179 mgr: SME SSH from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx- MANAGER Mode

      I 03/16/17 13:31:44 03362 auth: User 'US_SvcSolarwinds' logged in from

                  xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx to SSH  session

      I 03/16/17 13:31:41 03363 auth: User 'US_SvcSolarwinds' logged out of SSH

                  session from  xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

      I 03/16/17 13:31:35 03125 mgr: Startup configuration changed by CLI.  New seq.

                  number 40

      I 03/16/17 13:31:29 00179 mgr: SME SSH from xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx - MANAGER Mode

      I 03/16/17 13:31:23 03362 auth: User 'US_SvcSolarwinds' logged in from

                  xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx to SSH  session

       

      I can replicate this problem all day long. I'm likely going to open a case with support, but I wanted to poll my NCM peers to find out if you've ever seen this. Very strange.