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sessopen : error 137

sessopen : error 137

sessopen : error 137

Hi Adsm fundis

    I am currently  running adsm ver 4.2 on aix 4.3.3 and on both my clients  my backup fails , my dsmerror.log reads

     sessopen: error 137 from  signon authentication
    TCA exit rc=168. Anyone with any ideas as to how I can sort this critical problem out.


RE: sessopen : error 137


From time to time I also see this error on my NT clients. My TSM server is AIX 4.3.3 running TSM 5.1.  My NT clients are still at 4.2.  

The errors that I get are:

ANS1029E Communications have been dropped.
ReadPswdFromRegistry(): getRegValue(): Win32 RC=2 .
ReadPswdFromRegistry(): getRegValue(): Win32 RC=2 .
sessOpen: Error 137 from signon authentication.

Your dsm.opt (Windows/Novell) or dsm.sys (UNIX/Linux) file need to have password option set to generate.  If it is, then your node needs to reauthenticate to the TSM server.

To fix the problem I just go to the client and issue the dsmc client interface command.

Once I'm in the client interface I then use the "q ses" command which is query session.  Since I need to reauthenticate, you just type in the nodename and the client  TSM password.  Once you do that you should be able to authenticate to the TSM server now.

eg. dsmc (enter)
tsm> q ses

When you exit out of dsmc and go back into it and reissue the q ses command, it should not prompt you for a nodename and password.

Hope this helps,
 - David Johnson

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