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OES2 cluster dns server create error

trying to configure DNS to run on a OES2SP1 cluster volume.
getting the same error message returned by java client and imanager -

Error: Create request for DNS server failed

Preferred node list for selected NCP Server contains node(s) with older version.

I get that regardless of whether there's one or three nodes listed for that
resource.
I can create a dns server on any of the cluster nodes without incident.

everything is up to date and consistent across all three nodes. (sles and oes2sp1 and drivers etc, this is a newly installed, online updated, cluster) time and edir both in sync, nothing of note in logs.

searching for this error message returns nothing useful (one mention of it in 2005 on a netware cluster)

any clues ?

many thanks,
-clod
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Re: OES2 cluster dns server create error

Check the server objects for the cluster nodes and make sure they all have the attribute dnipDNSServerVersion. The value should be "Novell DNS Server 6.0.0". If it is missing, make sure DNS is installed on the server before adding it manually.
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Re: OES2 cluster dns server create error

TitanXV;1839320 wrote:
Check the server objects for the cluster nodes and make sure they all have the attribute dnipDNSServerVersion. The value should be "Novell DNS Server 6.0.0". If it is missing, make sure DNS is installed on the server before adding it manually.


thanks for the reply, already sorta-sorted this a while ago and forgot about this post after seeing the autobot message.
that dnipDNSServerVersion attribute was already there and set correctly on each of the nodes, dns was up and running
on each of the cluster nodes without issue
this error occured whether there was a single node in the list or three.
looking at my scribbled down notes, what I ended up doing was adding object class dnipDNSDHCPServerVersion to the virtual server.
unfortunately, after finally getting it installed to a cluster resource, it wasn't worked as reliably as it should,
kept stopping responding to reqs seemingly at random, so I ditched it and left dns running on all three nodes. I was seriously short on time to get this migration finished and had hit so many problems I just couldn't mess around any longer.
instead I've left the novell-named running listening on each node (inaddr_any) and have one of the virtual servers run ignore_error /usr/sbin/rndc reconfig from the load/unload script so it should always be available from that resouce
address, at least for lookups.
a bit of a bodge and I hope to get it working as it should some time, but that'll be when the documentation's better. (could be a while!)

this was from my notes, written under duress and without much sleep (expletives deleted), and I'd tried so many things that
I won't vouch that any of the above is even vaguely correct.

thanks anyway
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