After updating to Chassis Management Module (CMM) firmware 10P, IBM Fabric Manager (IFM) reports connection failed - IBM Flex System Enterprise Chassis


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An IBM Fabric Manager (IFM) server reports the following:

  Connection Failed

This occurs after updating Chassis Management Module (CMM) firmware to Build ID: 2PET10P, Version v1.40.1p on a CMM that is configured to use an external LDAP server, such as the IBM Flex System Manager's Centralized Management mode.

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 at least one of the following:

  • IBM Fabric Manager (IFM) - 00D7550 (5641-F13), any version
  • IBM Fabric Manager (IFM) - 00D7551 (5641-F14), any version

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

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

The Build ID: 2PET10P firmware for the CMM is affected.

Note: This does not imply that the network operating system will work under all combinations of hardware and software.

Please see the compatibility page for more information:


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

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-5093186
Last modified:  2013-06-21
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