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You add node using Admin GUI or using the opcnode command line utility to add a node. It there are few nodes that it is simpler to do this operation via GUI.

Before creating a node ensure that the node host name is resolvable by name service or located in Hosts file. It's better to specify ip address explicitly

opcnode -add_node node_name=<node_name> ip_addr=<address> net_type=<network_type>
               group_name=<group_name> node_type=

mach_type specifies the machine type for a node in the HPOM Node Bank. This attribute is mandatory. If a new introduced platform is not yet known by opcnode, the platform number will be used. Machine types are defined in AgentPlatform files.

node_type attribute specifies the type of managed node

ip_addr specifies the IP Address of the node in "dot" notation (for example: ip_addr= Specifying the IP address allows to use a specific IP address when adding a node with mutliple IP addresses.


The  heartbeat polling settings can be changed with opchbp command, for example:

opchbp -interval 0h5m0s <nodename>

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[May 09, 2011] Issuing certificate request with frontend ip - This thread has been closed

You can map from GUI too: if you click edit tab on requrst there is a map operation in it

Nov 22, 2005 | IT Resource Center

Nov 22, 2005 00:56:52 GMT


I'm using OVO 8.10 on HP-UX. I have installed windows HTTPS agent manually on windows systems which are in cluster. So when I installed Agent it is issuing certificate with backend ip which is not ping'able from my ovo server. and DNS entry has been done for these systems with frontend ip. So when I'm going to map the certificate to a node in node bank, it is throwing an error
Could not map certificate request to selected node from node bank
Could not map certificate request to selected node. Node names are not identical

How do I change the IP Address which is coming in certificate request to frontend ip ?


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Laurie Gellatly Nov 22, 2005 16:31:51 GMT 10 pts

If you really know that the mapping is OK then you can force it. From the man page for opccsa:
- map_node <hostname | CertReqID> [=<nodebank_hostname>] [-force]
This option maps the Certificate Request containing

If the administrator wants to map Certificate Request to the
node in the Node Bank that has different Hostname as
specified in the Certificate Request itself, and if the node
from the Node Bank has empty OVCoreID field, then -force
flag has to be used for the operation to succeed. If the
OVOCoreID from the Certificate Request and that one from the
node in the database differ, the operation cannot be
completed successfully.

HTH and thanks for any points. ...Laurie:{)

Ravindra Nov 23, 2005 06:12:08 GMT N/A: Question Author

Thank you very much.

Best Regards

Ravindra Nov 23, 2005 06:14:56 GMT Thread closed by author

opccsa <Node Name|request_id>[=<nodebank_nodename>] -force

[Nov 05, 2010] HPOM certificate issue - Adding node via command line

"I tried to add the node with FQDN and it worked, it didn't throw any warning message when i added the node. "

Jan 29, 2009 | IT Resource Center forums



Iam trying for the first time to add nodes by command line. here are the steps which i did.,

Step 1:
opcnode -add_node node_name=<node_name> group_name=<group_name> mach_type=<machine_type> net_type=<network type>

When i execute the above command i could see the warning message as follows:

"Warning: Mismatch between node name and IP address(according to DNS) please check to whcih IP address the hostname is resolved and if that IP is resolved back to original hostname"

- I have verified the node name and IP address, DNS seems fine.

Step 2: opcragt -distrib <node_name>

Step 3: When i added the node, the certificates are not installed/trusted. I manually created the certificates and granted that certificate request from the management server by using 'ovcm'

My queries are:

- What could be the possible cases/reasons for the warning message in step 1??

- Doesn't the certificates automatically installed/trusted on nodes soon after add/distrib..?? if yes, plz provide the procedure/steps what iam missing through command line.

Thanks in Advance

Raj Stanislav Bocinec

Hi Raj, how did you checked whether your DNS is working correctly? Have you tried nslookup/nmblookup/host on both agent and mgmt server whether DNS is resolving addresses correctly? Both DNS forward and reverse translation should wokr! Good luck ;) S.


Thanks for responding.,

Yes, i did nslookup from both node and management server too., DNS resolution is fine.!

Stanislav Bocinec

hm, it's really strange. after granting certificate does agent work normally? or is there any problem? and how did you installed the agent? have you specified during the installation what is the mgmt & cert. server? i always use following command line syntax: ./opc_inst -srv mgmt.server -cert_srv mgmt.server or on windows nodes: cscript opc_inst.vbs -srv mgmt.server -cert_srv mgmt.server


Yes, After granting certificates manually, the agent works fine and commuicates with management server too!

- Do u mean that by installting the agent by ./opc_inst -srv mgmt.server -cert_srv mgmt.server which u have mentioned does installs the certificates automatically??

- Frankly speaking i didn't do the installation., this task does by another team.., they install the agent and give that to me so that i bring the server to monitoring!!



- What could be the possible cases/reasons for the warning message in step 1??

One possible reason might be the case of the nodename returned by DNS lookup.....once i had faced a similar issue where nslookup used to return the hostname in Capital and i was trying to add the node using small letters...later i had to add it with the correct case to solve it.

Hope this helps

Regards, Umashankar



As i said earlier., the DNS(nslookup from node and on server too) is fine I have also checked the host(/etc/hosts) file entry on the node. Not sure and looks strange to see the warning message :-O


Might be a silly question but thought of checking. Do you specify FQDN as nodename while using opcnode?

I am aware that there is a way where you can accept the certificate requests automatically. If you planning to use script have a look at the output of

/opt/OV/bin/OpC/opccsa -list_pending_cr -format rhost


Jeroen Peereboom :

What Unix are you using? On Solaris nslookup does not check the /etc/hosts file. Is your managed node listed in the hosts file?

Did you check forward and reverse resolution?

Maybe itochecker -5 will give some hints?



Thanks for ur response,


While adding node i specify only nodename not the FQDN.

Jeroen -

Iam using HPUX - 11.11 as management server. the waring message which i was referring comes for AIX,Linux and HP-UX nodes while adding to monitoring - Yes i checked forward and reverse resolution. - man pages of 'itochecker' states that it is supported for OVO 6.x and OVO 7.x but iam using OVO 8.x - not sure whether it supports this too?

Any more investigation would be appreciated with points too :-)


Can you try adding node using FQDN?


I tried to add the node with FQDN and it worked, it didn't throw any warning message when i added the node.



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