Cannot connect to localhost:5988

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  • Message

    Cannot connect to localhost:5988. Connection failed. Trying to connect to localhost:5988

  • Description

    This message occurs when HTTPS connections are disabled or the HTTPS port is not set to 5988, or if the provider has stopped working and remains in a hanging state.

  • Corrective action

    Verify that the values of enableHttpsConnection and httpsPort are correct:

    cimconfig -g enableHttpConnection

    cimconfig -g enableHttpsConnection

    cimconfig -g httpPort

    cimconfig -g httpsPort

    If enableHttpConnection or enableHttpsConnection is not set to true, enter the following commands:

    cimconfig -s enableHttpConnection -p

    smis cimserver restart

    If httpPort is not set to 5988, enter the following commands:

    cimconfig -s httpPort=5988 -p

    smis cimserver restart

    If the provider has stopped working and remains in a hanging state, open Task Manager and end the process, and then restart the provider.