JON agents not connecting with error "The report contains one or more resource types that have been marked for deletion." in logs

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Issue

  • agent connects to JON server and then suddenly stops
  • agents stop working
  • Error starting agent
  • The agent shuts down
  • agent logs contain:

    ERROR [InventoryManager.discovery-1] (rhq.core.pc.inventory.InventoryManager)- Failed to merge inventory report with server. The report contains one or more resource types that have been marked for deletion. Notifying the plugin container that a reboot is needed to purge stale types.
    
  • Server logs contain:

    ERROR [org.rhq.enterprise.server.discovery.DiscoveryServerServiceImpl] Received invalid inventory report from agent [Agent[id=0,name=myagentname,address=null,port=0,remote-endpoint=null,last-availability-report=null]] 
    

    org.rhq.core.clientapi.server.discovery.StaleTypeException: The report contains one or more resource types that have been marked for deletion.

Environment

  • JBoss Operations Network (ON) 3.0.1, 3.1
  • ON agent continuously restarts itself
  • One or more plug-ins or resource types exist on the agent that do not exist on the server

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