When the FPolicy server computer name is greater than 16 characters, FPolicy registration fails when registering with the latest 8.x Virtual Simulator; however, it works correctly with all versions of the 7.x simulator. The initial call to FP_Registration() completes successfully and the FPolicy server briefly shows as registered on the simulator console; however, a few seconds after registration the following error messages appear on the simulator console (see attached screen shots for complete details):
The first message is:
[fpolicy.fscreen.server.connecting.badComputerName:warning] FPolicy server '192.168.10.15' for policy 'Peer_Policy_Name' registered with the storage system and provided an invalid computer name '\\COMPOSITEDEV3W7A' which will be ignored. (see screen shot part1 for more info).
The second message appears a few seconds after the first message:
[nbt.nbss.socketError:error]: NBT: Cannot connect to server 192.168.10.15 over NBSS socket for port 139. Session setup error. Error 0x82 : Called name not present. (see part 2 screen shot for more details and Fpolicy disconnection message).
Is 15 characters a new restriction with ONTAP 8.x, or is there a workaround (besides renaming computer) to allow computers with a name greater than 15 characters to register as an FPolicy server? Also is this a bug or a new feature/restriction?
I have tested this scenario from both a Windows Server 2008 and Windows 7 machine and they both fail to register with 8.x version of simulator and both work correctly with 7.x version of simulator.
Thanks for the response and I figured it was a NETBIOS backwards compatibilty issue, but what I don't understand is why it works with 7.x simulators and not with the newer 8.x simulator? So what I really would like to know is this a bug, or a is this a hard requirement for ONTAP 8.x, or is it a configuration option?