Only thing that changed on my NW server was that I upgraded from eDir 8.7.3 10b to 8.8.5

iManager 2.7.2 works fine, but when I try to perform DFS operations I get the infamous:

Could not remove replica site SERVER.ABC from the management context. Cannot complete this operation: The connection is insecure. Make sure CIMOM is running on the server you want to manage, then try again..

I know it's not the plugins/iManager because it was working. I checked and owcimomd wasn't running.

I started openwbem.ncf and owcimomd.nlm wouldn't stay loaded.

I enabled debug logging per other posting on the forums and I don't see anything "obvious" (other than the the error prior to debug logs)

I'd post the log file, but it's too long.

Only two items of "note" that I think are a bit odd:

[1]* EXCEPTION CAUGHT IN CIMOM MAIN!
[1]* OW_PosixFileSystem.cpp: 464 FileSystemException: Can't open random file for writing
[1]safeLibCreate::create failed getting function pointer to "createProviderIFC" from library
[1]Unable to load ProviderIFC library libnpiprovifc.nlm
[1]NetWareAuthenticator: LDAP initialization complete
[1]dlSharedLibraryLoader::loadSharedLibrary dlopen returned NULL. Error is: (dlfcn) No such symbol was found.
[1]CIMOM failed to load indication rep layer library /system/cimom/lib/openwbem/libowindicationreplayer.nlm
[1]* EXCEPTION CAUGHT IN CIMOM MAIN!
[1]* OW_PosixFileSystem.cpp: 464 FileSystemException: Can't open random file for writing
[1]safeLibCreate::create failed getting function pointer to "createProviderIFC" from library
[1]Unable to load ProviderIFC library libnpiprovifc.nlm
[1]NetWareAuthenticator: LDAP initialization complete
[1]dlSharedLibraryLoader::loadSharedLibrary dlopen returned NULL. Error is: (dlfcn) No such symbol was found.
[1]CIMOM failed to load indication rep layer library /system/cimom/lib/openwbem/libowindicationreplayer.nlm

and this keeps repeating over and over:

2009-09-09 17:36:24,990[2]Polling Manager: No work after 1 sec. I'm not waiting any longer
2009-09-09 17:36:29,000[7]Polling Manager: Thread 0 is finished. Cleaning up it's remains.
2009-09-09 17:36:29,000[7]Polling Manager: Work has been added to the queue
2009-09-09 17:36:29,000[7]Polling Manager: About to start a new thread
2009-09-09 17:36:29,000[7]Polling Manager: New thread started
2009-09-09 17:36:29,000[2]Polling Manager: A thread got some work to do
2009-09-09 17:36:29,000[2]CIMServer doing operation: EnumerateInstanceNames on root/cimv2:CIM_EthernetPortStatistics
2009-09-09 17:36:29,000[2]CIMRepository got class: CIM_EthernetPortStatistics from namespace: root/cimv2
2009-09-09 17:36:29,000[2]CIMServer InstNameEnumerator enumerated derived instance names: root/cimv2:CIM_EthernetPortStatistics
2009-09-09 17:36:29,000[2]CPPProviderIFC found instance provider NetwareNetwork
2009-09-09 17:36:29,001[2]CIMRepository enumerated classes: root/cimv2:CIM_EthernetPortStatistics
2009-09-09 17:36:29,001[2]CIMServer doing operation: GetInstance on root/cimv2:/root/cimv2:CIM_EthernetPortStatistics.InstanceID="1"
2009-09-09 17:36:29,001[2]CIMRepository got class: CIM_EthernetPortStatistics from namespace: root/cimv2
2009-09-09 17:36:29,001[2]CPPProviderIFC found instance provider NetwareNetwork
2009-09-09 17:36:29,988[2]Polling Manager: No work after 1 sec. I'm not waiting any longer
2009-09-09 17:36:34,004[7]Polling Manager: Thread 0 is finished. Cleaning up it's remains.
2009-09-09 17:36:34,004[7]Polling Manager: Work has been added to the queue
2009-09-09 17:36:34,004[7]Polling Manager: About to start a new thread
2009-09-09 17:36:34,004[7]Polling Manager: New thread started
2009-09-09 17:36:34,004[2]Polling Manager: A thread got some work to do
2009-09-09 17:36:34,004[2]CIMServer doing operation: EnumerateInstanceNames on root/cimv2:CIM_EthernetPortStatistics
2009-09-09 17:36:34,005[2]CIMRepository got class: CIM_EthernetPortStatistics from namespace: root/cimv2
2009-09-09 17:36:34,005[2]CIMServer InstNameEnumerator enumerated derived instance names: root/cimv2:CIM_EthernetPortStatistics
2009-09-09 17:36:34,005[2]CPPProviderIFC found instance provider NetwareNetwork
2009-09-09 17:36:34,005[2]CIMRepository enumerated classes: root/cimv2:CIM_EthernetPortStatistics
2009-09-09 17:36:34,005[2]CIMServer doing operation: GetInstance on root/cimv2:/root/cimv2:CIM_EthernetPortStatistics.InstanceID="1"
2009-09-09 17:36:34,005[2]CIMRepository got class: CIM_EthernetPortStatistics from namespace: root/cimv2
2009-09-09 17:36:34,005[2]CPPProviderIFC found instance provider NetwareNetwork
2009-09-09 17:36:34,986[2]Polling Manager: No work after 1 sec. I'm not waiting any longer