eDirectory loses communication with other SLES 10 servers.

  • 3727504
  • 14-Aug-2006
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment


Novell eDirectory 8.8.1
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

Situation

Servers install into tree properly. During eDirectory startup the instances seem to connect with other servers but after five to ten minutes the connection is lost and cannot be established. Timesync does not show the Linux server(s) time synchronization status properly.

Resolution

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10 has the firewall enabled by default for security reasons.

Before installing eDirectory into the tree be sure to open up port 524 TCP and UDP as well. Other related ports include 389, 636, 8028, and 8030 (LDAP, LDAPS, iMonitor over HTTP, and iMonitor over HTTPS).

If you installed the eDirectory instance into the tree before opening the ports and replicas were supposed to be added that process may not have completed. That process should continue but it depends on the tree health. Since the server is new it may be simpler to remove the server and add it back into the tree.

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