A couple of weeks ago a customer of mine had a strange error:
Error(1042006) Network error : Unable to connect to [xxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxxxxx.xxxxx:142]. The client timed out waiting to connect to Essbase Agent using TCP/IP. Check your network connections. Also make sure that server and port values are correct]
This error was when he wanted to add a ‘location alias’ in EAS. Also when he wanted to do a ‘Xref’ it did not work and the business rules we not working correct.Solution
After some long digging around I found the problem: EAS and Essbase can’t function when the essbase name in EAS has more than 30 characters (incl port number).
After I removed the essbase server from EAS and added a new one (shortened) the error did go away and my customer could work again with EAS.