2 Replies Latest reply on Oct 10, 2012 2:08 PM by Joe Piotrowski

    AIX provisioning error: 0042-083 m_mkmac: network hardware addresses must be unique

    Joe Piotrowski

      Getting the following error attempting to provision to AIX:

       

      ce1p12 Error 10/10/2012 12:09 0042-001 nim: processing error encountered on "master":

      0042-083 m_mkmac: network hardware addresses must be unique and "00145EC5EF56" is already being used by the machine "ce1p12"

       

      Entire job log attached.

        • 1. Re: AIX provisioning error: 0042-083 m_mkmac: network hardware addresses must be unique
          Joe Piotrowski

          From the IBM NIM documentation:

          Message

          0042-083

           

          Explanation

          Each network communications adapter has an associated network hardware address that is unique. In this case, you attempted to define a NIM network interface using a network hardware address already being used by a NIM machine object.

           

          User Action

          Only one NIM interface attribute may be defined for each network communications adapter a client might have. If you are attempting to add another interface definition, then verify that the hardware address is correct. If so, then you must first change the interface attribute that is currently using that address. If not, try the operation again with the correct hardware address.

           

          What specifically must we do in NIM to allow us to provision to this device again?

          • 2. Re: AIX provisioning error: 0042-083 m_mkmac: network hardware addresses must be unique
            Joe Piotrowski

            Per Jae Yi: the machine (container) cannot already exist in NIM. BSA won't provision on top of an existing machine, so the machine must be removed first.

             

            nim -o remove <machine name>

             

            Once it was removed, BSA was able to successfully provision to the Device that was previously in use by this machine.