SSRS with SSAS – Message with no host or could not find host in AX 2012

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When running report connected with SSAS users get message “No such host is known” or “A connection attempt failed because the connected party did not properly respond after a period of time, or established connection failed because connected host has failed to respond <host or IP>”.

Step 1

Check if host used in OLAP data source exists and there are correct permissions to connect to the host for SSRS and BI users.

Step 2

Sometimes you will need to change host in OLAP data source. To fix it:

  • Open Microsoft Dynamics AX Management Shell.
  • Run command: Get-AXReportDataSource -DataSourceName DynamicsAXOLAP| format-list
  • Copy the string from “ConnectionString”, change value in property “Data Source=” to your correct SSASServerNme\SSASNamedInstance and run the command: Set-AXReportDataSource -ConnectionString “<ConnectionString>” -DataSourceName DynamicsAXOLAP
  • Redeploy reports to SSRS.
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