12-12-2013 03:14 AM
I need to add a new client to the dp CM,
and appears to me this error :
Cannot get a free port on the client.
what should I do? This is a linux x86_64 client.
12-12-2013 03:25 AM
this is the alerts :
[Warning] <----> Cannot get a free port on the client.
We'll try again after a while...
[Critical] <----> Error connecting to client ams-mysqldb01.frxfarm.local
12-12-2013 06:45 AM
I suspect that there is a Firewall issue here. Data Protector will normally use port 5555 to connect to clients, and it appears that the firewall is blocking this
When trying to add a client in the DMZ, you must either shut down the firewall, at least temporarily, or install the client locally from the Installation Media, then, import it into the cell. You cannot 'push' the installation from the Client context in the GUI
12-12-2013 07:58 AM
maybe good to know:
if you need to install the client localy, you have to use the hp-ux installation media. use omnisetup.sh -server <cellserver> -install <components> to start installation. for example (to install disk agent)
./omnisetup.sh -server cellserver.domain.local -install da
12-17-2013 06:45 AM
i usualy copy the whole content of the hp-ux install dvd to the client on which i want install DP.
there you have a folder LOCAL_INSTALL in which you find omnisetup.sh. maybe you need to do a chmod +x on the file to have the execute rights...
12-17-2013 07:12 AM
If you don't have the DP 7 Installation bits (which contain the LOCAL_INSTALL directory, and the 'omnisetup.sh' file), they may be downloaded from
12-21-2013 09:55 AM
1. If firewall is on in your linux box then u hv to create a firewall rule to allow instruction on 5555 port.
2. host file entry should be correct on both CM & this client(linux) and vice-varsa.
3. /etc/services file should contain below line:
omni 5555/tcp # DATA-PROTECTOR
4. Telnet the client server with default port of DP ( 5555 ) to check the DP services are able to telnet from 5555 port
# telnet <from CM<->client> 5555
Finally try to push DP client (here Linux) from CM through installation server.
If you face any further issue then pls send me the detail error message with your activity.
hp DP admin
12-21-2013 04:42 PM
Please follow the steps suggested by Chanchal haldar for basic step wise trouble shooting . and please mention the O.S of your CM. if your CM is also linux then you can follow the steps of Chanchal .. otherwise you have to go for manual installation on client and import it to cell manager.