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How to disable the cmafcad (HP SIM Fibre Channel agent)

Tuesday, April 14, 2009 , Posted by Virtualbox at 1:37 AM



Sometimes there are symptoms where this agent can cause the SCSI reservation conflict. This is mainly while this agent poll the SAN LUNs and get the report sent to mail address by using SNMP agents.


In order to disable the cmafcad (HP SIM Fibre Channel agent) from the entire HP SIM agent software without affecting the entire suite we need to follow the below procedure.


1. Log in to the ESX Server host console.

2. Use a text editor to open the file /opt/compaq/cma.conf.

3. Add cmafcad to the top of the file on the line starting with ‘exclude’.


Typically, after modification, the file will look like:

# Following entries were added by HP Insight Management Agents at

# Sun Nov 19 23:25:15 CET 2006

exclude cpqasm cmhp cmafcad

# ---------------------- END #--------------------############################################################ #

# cma.conf: HP Insight Management Agents configuration file

4. Save the file and exit the editor.

5. Restart the management agents on the host.


Run the following commands to restart the management agents:


# service hpasm restart

# service hpsmh restart

# service cmanic restart


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