Solaris Cluster 3.x Reconfiguration fails - panic with failfast ucmmd died and "error 1 in step cmmstart" (Doc ID 1011178.1)

Last updated on APRIL 13, 2017

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster - Version 3.0 to 3.3 U2 [Release 3.0 to 3.3]
Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition - Version 3.1 to 3.3 U2 [Release 3.1 to 3.3]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms


There are many reasons why a cluster UCMM reconfiguration fails. This article examines a specific example where the reconfiguration fails due to insufficient Veritas/Symantec licensing.
The panic string one sees in this case is simply:
   "...
panic string:   Failfast: Aborting because "ucmmd" died 30 seconds ago.
..."and the actual reconfiguration step that fails (from the messages) is:

   "...
Oct 31 07:20:54 Sun1 SUNWscucm.ucmm_reconf: [ID 281819 user.error] cvm exited with error 1 in step cmmstart
..."

Cause

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