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Problems enabling CIFS on existing cluster NCP shares


I've just installed Novell CIFS on our 2 node cluster so that some machines can access files without using the Netware client.

Unfortunately, I can't manage CIFS access on the cluster resource in iManager as the I get an error "The parameters to CIFS_SetServerConfiguration are not valid for this server type." when I go to File Protocols > CIFS > and then try and change any options for the resource. The CIFS virtual server name seems to be truncated.

I've verified access to the files by using the name of the node, where the resource is currently running. Using the IP address of the resource works for file access as well. Any attempt to use the cluster resource name fails.

Any ideas on how I can fix this?

Possibly relevant information:

OES 2 SP 3
Kernel version
Novell Cluster Services RPM version:
Novell CIFS RPM version: 1.2.0

Resource load script novcifs line
exit_on_error novcifs --add '--vserver=".cn=CLUSTERONE_DATA1_POOL_SERVER.ou=Servers.o=myorg.t=mytree."' --ip-addr=x.x.x.x
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Re: Problems enabling CIFS on existing cluster NCP shares

Yes, this is a known problem I believe. TID #7007792.
Still not fixed.

The "workaround" is that if you need to change the virtual CIFS server name (it'll default to be the NSS POOL name with an _w and truncated if necessary) is to go into iMangler -> Directory administration -> Modify object, find the virtual server object, go into the "other" tab and edit the CIFS virtual server name attribute directly.

Also, if you cannot access it via name, but IP works,then I'd say one of two things:

1) You're using WINS and forgot to put the WINS server IP in the PHYSICAL CLUSTER NODE object in CIFS (not the virtual server object, but the physical one).
2) You're NOT using WINS And forgot to put a DNS entry in for the virtual server name (but if you're gonna change it anyway, perhaps you should do that first and THEN put a DNS entry for that new name).
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