eDirectory 8.8 second instance installation fails with ERROR 111

  • 3002968
  • 29-Jun-2006
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory 8.8 for Linux
Novell Open Enterprise Server (Linux based)
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 9


When installing a second instance of eDirectory 8.8 the installation fails with the following messages:
ERROR 111: Setup for NDS installation failed.
Please make certain that you have provided the complete server and admin contexts.
Stopping the service 'ndsd'... Done.



The error 111 refers to the server event handler not being able to update the server status in eDirectory.

The same NCP port used by the first instance was being specified during the second instance's installation configuration.  Each instance of eDirectory requires its own unique port and this port must not currently be in use on the server.  This holds true even if each instance is using a unique IP address.  The default port used by NCP is 524.  If there is already an eDirectory instance installed using this port the eDirectory installation will fail.

Rerun the installation specifying a unique port and it should complete sucessfully.