NCP Volume not mounted successfully on cluster resource migration

  • 3267743
  • 06-Feb-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2)
McAfee LinuxShield

Configuration Information
LinuxShield is configured to run on-access scanning of files and folders


Unable to access NCP Volume after cluster resource is migrated.
When migrating cluster resource to another cluster node the NCP volume is no longer successfully mounted.
After migration of cluster resource, NCP volume is not shown in output of the ncpcon volumes command.
Cluster load script does contain the NCP mount line e.g.exit_on_error ncpcon mount=254


McAfee Linuxshield requires that certain rights are set on the root of the NSS volume mount point.
As per Mcafee LinuxShield documentation : "You need to provide administrative privileges to the "nails” user, every time a new NSS volume is created."
An example command to add these required rights:
rights -f /media/nss/ -r s trustee nails..

Additional Information

The cause the ncp volume not successfully mounting is that LinuxShield is preventing the system from accessing the volume trustee file .

If ncpserv logging is set to debug the following entry is observed:

[i 2008-01-25 11:25:05] AddVolumeToDirCache Mounting volume/media/nss/XXXXX - flags: 1
[! 2008-01-25 11:25:05] AddVolumeToDirCache opening volume trustee filefailed rc=13
[i 2008-01-25 11:25:05] ChangeVolumeStatus volume XXXXX not mounteddircache rc=-5
[D 2008-01-25 11:25:05] MountClusterVolume: XXXXX nss cluster mountFINISHED OK