Cannot Start or Create Essbase Applications/Databases in an Active/Passive Clustered Essbase System, Getting Essbase XCPs (Doc ID 1396937.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2016

Applies to:

Hyperion Essbase - Version 11.1.2.1.000 and later
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
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Symptoms

Setup:
Clustered Essbase environment (an Active/Passive cluster using OPMN).

It is possible to create a new Essbase Application.
It is not possible to create a new Database in this Application.
(behavior: Essbase starts to create files on arborpath but then after some minutes the Essbase application crashes without finishing the task.)

Essbase writes errors in the logs at the time of the crash:

When setting FAILOVERMODE FALSE in Essbase.cfg, then creating databases works.

The problem is that FAILOVERMODE needs to be set to TRUE in order to use the cluster.

The same set up in another environment works just fine!

Changes

Relatively fresh installation - system has not been used in production before.

Cause

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