What error are you getting while running the msend?
I got the below error,
C:\Documents and Settings\tumkurm>msend -n SIM -a EVENT -m "Test msend"
BMC Impact Poster 7.4.00 (Build 1783703 - 30-Sep-2010)
Copyright 1998-2010 BMC Software, Inc. as an unpublished work. All rights reser
20110309 090735.999000 msend: MPOSTER: BMC-IMC332034E: Failure to send command E
Failure to send command EVENT;
20110309 090735.999000 msend: MCLI: BMC-IMC300051W: Message #0 canceled (destina
tion Cell disconnected)
It looks as though the cell is down, do you see the cell in Impact Explorer, can you see events within the cell?. Does it work from any other source?.
Is the service running?
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looks like mmigrate incorrectly adds following to MCELL_HOME\etc\<cell>\mcell.conf:
comment that line then restart the cell as this should fix the problem.
I had these same issues on a test platform.
The service was running...
I could view events of a class "MC_CELL_DISALLOWED_CONNECT" every time I sent an msend event that the cell was generating instead of displaying the event I was sending.
Once I commented out POMEnabled=Yes, it all started working.
And on another platform, I didn't have to comment POMEnabled=Yes out, and I just had to cycle the cells again after registering them with the installed PNet 8.5 ias.
So the quesiton remains (for me), why is it that touchy, and what is POM?
I was able to run msend by changing the parameter POMEnabled=No for the cell, this will be default yes for BPPM.
thanks for your reply
The syntax for msend changes in BEM 7.4 / BPPM 8.5
Look at the 7.4 release notes for more info.
We are planning to upgrade BEM from 7.3 to 7.4 because of some requirements from the customer. BEM is integrated with EMC SMARTS (network monitoring tool). This integration has been done using msend and many rules have been written for this pusrpose. Since you have mentioned that the syntax of msend has been changed in BEM 7.4, so does that mean that after upgrade we will have to make changes in the msend syntax which is already existing?
First, note that mposter and msend are the same programs in 7.4.00 (msend is just an alias for mposter). The only difference between them is that msend doesn't allow the -d option.
Next, have a special look on options -i, -k, -l and -u whose meaning has changed, and options -o and -t which aren't longer supported. I've sometime used option -o to specify a value for slot mc_tool_class. I had to replace this with -b mc_tool_class=<value>.
Finally, in previous versions, the -n option accepted multiple cell names. Now, only one cell name is allowed. If you want to send an event to more cells, simply repeat the msend command, specifying the approbiate cell name with -n.