Warning: Failed to connect to the agentx master agent (hpilo:)
While doing by adminstrative tasks, I was wandering through the syslogs and I noticed a system returning the message below every few minutes.
hpHelper: Warning: Failed to connect to the agentx master agent (hpilo:)
Mmmz let’s try to reboot the system, this was no solution. I checked the settings of the ILO board of this system with a similar system (both HP DL380 Gen8) and saw some differences. One system without the problems was set to “agentless management” the other had some SNMP settings. I removed the SNMP settings and put it to agentless like the host without problems.
After that I restarted all the services to make sure it would reset the connection. To bad it didn’t work either.
With a little search I found this site.
This triggered me..might not be the problem on ESX side, but maybe on ILO side. So I resetted the ILO board and so the connection reinitialized. The AgentX messages disappeared and the problem seems to be solved.