2012-09-20 04:50 AM - last edited on 2014-09-25 03:49 PM by alissa
I have several times lost SSH access to ONTAP 8.1 and 8.1.1 simulators. Things can work fine for several days but suddenly I am unable to login over SSH. I have the usual login prompt in PuTTY but the windows closes as soon as I enter the password. It is just like if someone else is logged in but I am sure nobody is. At the same time I have the following error message on the console of the sim:
[<hostname>:telnet.socket.timeout.warning]: Telnet daemon socket timed out for the SSHv2 connection.
Tried these without any success:
"logout telnet" (reports that no session is present)
"options ssh.enable off" + "...on"
"secureadmin setup -f ssh"
Rebooting the sim solves the issue. But that is not a solution. Not even worth calling a work-around.
2012-10-25 08:44 PM
I had exactly the same issue after upgrading to DOT 8.1.1.
Bug ID 608206 which currently has no fix. A workaround I found is to go through RLM and start System Console. That appears to work every time.
Otherwise you have to wait 10 mins and try again!
2013-05-22 06:26 PM
Correction, fixed in the following versions of DOT:
Data ONTAP 8.1.2P2 (First Fixed) - Fixed
Data ONTAP 8.1.3RC1 (RC) - Fixed
Data ONTAP 8.2RC1 (RC) - Fixed
Not sure the fix in the Sim code until 8.2RC1.
On our production system the workaround is to login to the RLM then start the system console from there.