'Node x failed initial provisioning' Error after updating an IBM Flex System Chassis Management Module (CMM) to Build ID: 2PET10P - IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis


RETAIN tip: H21378


After updating Chassis Management Module (CMM) firmware to Build ID: 2PET10P, version v1.40.1p, a CMM configured to use an external Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) server, such as the IBM Flex System Manager Centralized Management mode, reports the following error:

  Node x failed initial provisioning

(where: x = the number of a node bay)

Affected configurations

The system may be any of the following IBM servers:

  • Flex System Enterprise Chassis, type 7893, any model
  • Flex System Enterprise Chassis, type 8721, any model
  • Flex System Enterprise Chassis, type 8724, any model

The system is configured with one or more of the following IBM Options:

  • Flex System Chassis Management Module, Option part number 68Y7029, any replacement part number (CRU)

This tip is not software specific.

The Build ID: 2PET10P firmware for the Chassis Management Module (CMM) is affected.


This behavior has been corrected in Chassis Management Module (CMM) firmware Build ID: 2PET10Q, version v1.40.2 quarter.

The file is available by selecting the appropriate Product Group, type of System, Product name, Product machine type, and Operating system on IBM Support's Fix Central web page, at the following URL:

Applicable countries and regions


Document id:  MIGR-5093185
Last modified:  2013-06-21
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