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Unable to add cluster in AIQUM due to insufficient ONTAP user role permissions

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Applies to

  • ActiveIQ Unified Manager(AIQUM)9.6+
  • OnCommand Unified Manager 9.5 and below
  • All OS Platforms


  • Unable to add cluster in unified manager.
  • GUI Error:
Unable to add cluster datasource. This can occur if the clocks on
the systems are not synchronized and the Active IQ Unified Manager HTTPS certificate start date is later than the date on the cluster, or if the cluster has reached the maximum number of EMS notification destinations.
The username or password you entered is incorrect. Enter a valid username and password.
  • server_acq.log:

ERROR [default task-4992] c.n.s.a.s.r.s.i.AcquisitionFacadeSessionServiceImpl ( - Fail to add data source for acquisitionUnitName: local, dataSourceName: <cluster_name>, vendor:NetApp OCI Essentials, model: NetApp OCI Essentials, datasourceTypeId: 91, manual: 1, isActive: false, attrs: -- listing properties --

.... Insufficient privileges: user '<user_to add_cluster_in_AIQUM>' does not have write access to this resource (errno=13003) (errno=0)

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