Authorization file not found. Is the local agent running?

You must have special privileges to invoke some of the efm commands documented in Using the efm Utility. If these commands are invoked by a user who isn’t authorized to run them, the efm command will display an error:

Authorization file not found. Is the local agent running?

Notification; Unexpected error message

If you receive a notification message about an unexpected error message, check the Failover Manager log file for an OutOfMemory message. Failover Manager runs with the default memory value set by this property:

# Extra information that will be passed to the JVM when starting the agent.

If you are running with less than 128 megabytes allocated, you should increase the value and restart the Failover Manager agent.

Confirming the OpenJDK version

Failover Manager is tested with OpenJDK; we strongly recommend using OpenJDK. You can use the following command to check the type of your Java installation:

# java -version
openjdk version "1.8.0_191"
OpenJDK Runtime Environment (build 1.8.0_191-b12)
OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 25.191-b12, mixed mode)