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[PCA 2.x] Provision Compute Node Fails with "Error while retrieving the MAC address for server: ILOM:" (Doc ID 2729616.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 08, 2024

Applies to:

Private Cloud Appliance - Version 2.3.1 and later
Linux x86-64


On an Xsigo/IB-based PCA rack, reprovision a Compute Node failed.

[2020-11-05 12:20:19 16680] DEBUG (opus:196) mac: 00:10:e0:b3:a2:cd found on opus switch: port: 1.
[2020-11-05 12:20:19 16680] WARNING (nodestateserver:648) Connecting to 00:10:e0:b3:a2:cd as ILOM Session
[2020-11-05 12:20:29 16680] ERROR (nodestateserver:655) Error while retrieving the MAC address for server: ILOM:
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ovca/daemon/", line 652, in set_dhcp_info
host_mac = ilom_session.get_HOST_MAC()
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ovca/", line 318, in get_HOST_MAC
return self.__getIlomProperty('/System', 'host_primary_mac_address')
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ovca/", line 41, in __getIlomProperty
tgtProperty = self.sendCommand(cmd)
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/ovca/", line 137, in sendCommand
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/", line 961, in sendline
n = self.send(s)
File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/", line 953, in send
c = os.write(self.child_fd, s)
OSError: [Errno 9] Bad file descriptor


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