BDSSA: Installation of BDSSA Licensing hotfix fails on Windows with "No authorization to access host" and " CM-SYS-5192 An error occurred with Content Manager" errors

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    BMC Decision Support - Server Automation (5 Viewer, 1 Query License)


    BMC Decision Support - Server Automation (5 Viewer, 1 Query License)


    BDSSA 8.9.X


    When installing the BDSSA Licensing Hotfix on a Windows BDSSA Reports Server, the following errors are displayed on the screen (but not captured in the bdssaHotfixInstaller.TIMESTAMP log file)

    [Wed May  8 11:06:13 2019] - ### ### ### LOG ### ### ###
    [Wed May  8 11:06:19 2019] -
    [Wed May  8 11:06:24 2019] - Starting Report Services...
    nexec: Error accessing host {SERVERNAME}: No authorization to access host
    //{SERVERNAME}/: No authorization to access host
    Unable to access {SERVERNAME}: No authorization to access host

    Downsteam in the output, the following errors are observed:

    [Wed May 08 11:09:58 EDT 2019] - **************************************
    [Wed May 08 11:09:58 EDT 2019] - BDSSA Cognos Users Management Utility
    [Wed May 08 11:09:58 EDT 2019] - **************************************
    Exception in thread "main" com.bmc.bbds.util.BDSException: CM-SYS-5192 An error occurred with Content Manager.
            at com.bmc.bbds.auth.rbac.ManageCognosCapabilites.fetchCognosCapabilities(
            at com.bmc.bbds.auth.rbac.ManageCognosCapabilites.main(
    Caused by: CM-SYS-5192 An error occurred with Content Manager.

    In the BDSSA\portal\logs\cogserver.log file, the following error is observed at the same time:    2940    2019-05-08 11:10:03.814    -5    null    Gs4Ghdsjdw4wqCl8lw2qMvjjw2w4ll99qdMyM94v            Default Executor-thread-689    CM    6105    1    Audit.RTUsage.cms.CM    LOGON            Warning        <parameters><item name="msgCode"><![CDATA[cmCMError]]></item><item name="msgText"><![CDATA[Truncated class file  java.lang.ClassFormatError: Truncated class file      at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass1(Native Method)      at java.lang.ClassLoader.defineClass(      at      at 



    RSCD ACL issue



    Although run locally on the BDSSA Server, the BDSSA Licensing Hotfix uses nexec to stop and start cognos i.e.

                nexec $(hostname) cmd /c "$_tpath\\stop_reports_64.bat"

    Therefore, the user who run is logged into the Windows Server to run the hotfix installer must be mapped to an Admin user via the local agent ACL files

    To troubleshoot:

    1) Open a cmd window on the BDSSA Server and launch nsh
    2) From the nsh prompt type: agentinfo <BDSSA_Server>
    3) Make sure the output looks as below:

    BDSServer1% agentinfo BDSServer1
      Agent Release   :
      Hostname        : BDSServer1
      Operating System: WindowsNT 6.3 (x86_64)
      User Permissions: BladeLogicRSCD@BDSServer1->Administrator@BDSServer1:
    PrivilegeMapped (Identity via trust)
      Security        : Protocol=5, Encryption=TLS1
      Host ID         : 4A9034C8
      # of Processors : 1
      License Status  : Licensed for NSH/CM
    If "No authorization to access host" error is received or if the mapping highlighted in yellow above is to Anonymous and not Administrator (or some Administrator equivalent) then work to resolve this in the c:\windows\rsc\exports and/or c:\windows\rsc\users.local files
     Add * rw,user=Administrator (or whatever Admin user) and comment all other entries
    Once the agentinfo output is as expected, rerun the BDSSA Licensing Hotfix installer and confirm it runs to completion without errors.                                   




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