Password error: "WARNING V-16-1-11135 Cannot get password -- error 0x6" after an upgrade from Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) 4.1 to VCS 5.0 Maintenance Pack (MP1)

Problem

Password error: "WARNING V-16-1-11135 Cannot get password -- error 0x6" after an upgrade from Veritas Cluster Server (VCS) 4.1 to VCS 5.0 Maintenance Pack (MP1)

Error Message

VCS NOTICE V-16-1-52563 VCS Login:VCS WARNING V-16-1-11135 Cannot get
password -- error 0x6

Solution

The issue:
The error is returned during an attempt to online the service group.
The error is caused because the file ".vcspwd" file, missing in the root home account on the local zone.

Resolution:
1. Create a new account from the Cluster Manager Java Console
2. Log into the root account from the local zone :
a. VCS_HOST="global VCS host #1"
b. export VCS_HOST
c. halogin <new_account> "<password>" - set to local <password> and the same set in setup #1 for the <new_account> user.
d. VCS_HOST="global VCS host #2"
e. export VCS_HOST
f. halogin <new_account> "<password>" - set to local <password> and the same set in setup #1 for the <new_account> user.
g. Output from command:
100 <SYSTEM_#1> <new_account> hqrMqlQknNruPtqW <-- this is the password
100 <SYSTEM_#2> <new_account> IpqLpkPjmMqtOspV

3. Place the ".vcspwd" file in the root account for all the local zones. It is not necessary to copy this file to the <new_account> account.



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