iManager gives "Error: Unknown error with error code: 401" when performing cluster tasks.

  • 3753894
  • 12-Jul-2007
  • 27-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell Open Enterprise Server (OES)
Novell Linux
401 error means unauthorized.

Situation

iManager gives "Error: Unknown error with error code: 401" when performing cluster tasks.
Sometimes you see two versions of the novell-cluster-services rpm installed. If so remove the latest one with rpm -e novell-cluster-services-VERSION

Resolution

Edit the /etc/opt/novell/ncs/clstrlib.conf file to show the correct admin distinguished name and password. This file is read/write for root only.

Additional Information

Admin object that was used when creating the cluster has been moved.
Password of admin object that was used to create the cluster has been changed.
NCS is not dependent upon the tree admin user; it's possible to create a
cluster admin user, and enter that user's credentials during cluster
configuration. The cluster admin user needs create rights in whatever container
you intend to create the cluster.
After OES Post Support Pack 2 updates the clstrlib.conf file will be encoded. If you need to change the information just enter what you need within the quotes in clear text and it will be re-encoded on reboot.
Example clstrlib.conf file
(iclstrlibss
data
p0
(dp1
S'adminDn'
p2
S'cn=admin,o=novell'
p3
sS'ldapUrl'
p4
S'ldaps://151.155.247.116:636'
p5
sS'adminPw'
p6
S'novell'
p7
sS'clusterDn'
p8
S'cn=wss-linux-cluster,o=novell'
p9
sb.


The clstrlib.conf file can also be recreated using the following instructions:
Save the following lines in a python script called /opt/novell/ncs/bin/fixclstrlib.py

import clstrlibss
c = clstrlibss.data()
c.ldapUrl = 'ldaps://' + '151.155.247.116' + ':' + '636'
c.adminDn = 'cn=admin,o=novell'
c.adminPw = 'novell'
c.clusterDn = 'cn=wss-linux-cluster,o=novell'
clstrlibss.save(c)

Edit the information in single quotes to match your cluster setup - double check for accuracy.
Then run "python fixclstrlib.py" which will over-write the current clstrlib.conf file; you should make a backup first.

Formerly known as TID# 10100769

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