Xsan: "fsmpm not running" message in Xsan Admin
Xsan 2.2, Xsan 2.3, Xsan 3
Xsan Admin may display the message "fsmpm not running" for a computer that is a member of the Xsan.
Restarting the computer should resolve the issue.
If Xsan Admin continues to display the message, use the following steps:
- Quit Xsan Admin.
- On the affected computer, open Terminal.
- Execute these Terminal commands:
- Open Xsan Admin.
- Verify that the computer is showing as "Ready". It may be a minute or two before this status appears
sudo launchctl unload /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.xsan.plist sudo launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.xsan.plist
If Xsan Admin continues to display the message after you follow steps 1 through 5, the affected system may be missing its .auth_secret file. Since this file is not visible in the Finder, execute the following Terminal command to determine if it is present:
- On OS X Lion or OS X Mountain Lion use:
ls -a /Library/Preferences/Xsan
- On Mac OS X v10.5 or Mac OS X v10.6 use:
ls -a /Library/Filesystems/Xsan/config
If the .auth_secret file is missing from the appropriate directory, copy it from a functioning client or metadata controller to the affected system. After the file is in place, restart the affected system.