SystemEDGE MSCS AIM Configuration fails

Document ID : KB000006633
Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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Issue:

When running nodecfgutil.exe to add Cluster node the authentication fails with error CAAC1018 Credential Authentication FAILED !!

Cause:

To get more verbose logging as to the casue of the authentication error put nodecfgutil.exe in trace:

  1. Set A system environment variable CA_AIP_TRACE_LEVEL to desired value ("trace" is highest):
    CA_AIP_TRACE_LEVEL=trace
  2. OPEN A NEW COMMAND PROMPT THIS IS IMPORTANT SINCE A NEW ENVIRONMENT VARIABLE WAS ADDED.
  3. CD to the plugins/aipcommon directory
  4. Run nodecfgutil.exe as usual
  5. Collect the log: <C:\Program Files\CA\SystemEDGE\plugins\AIPCommon\Rainier_nodecfgutil.log> 

 

Resolution:

Rainier_nodecfgutil.log shows the following:

2017-04-18 17:07:40.172   T3896 D CMV-120 ???? 0.250 Connecting to WMI address : \\cluster.ca.com\Root\MSCluster
2017-04-18 17:07:40.188   T3896 D CMV-260 ???? 0.250 ConnectServer failed. Error code = 80070005

  1. 80070005 = Access is denied.
  2. Make sure account being used for nodecfgutil.exe authentication is part of the local administrator group on all cluster nodes.
  3. When using a domain account provide username as domainname\username during the authentication process.