Security container is not created during installation of eDirectory On Solaris

  • 3802282
  • 20-Sep-2006
  • 26-Apr-2012


Novell eDirectory 8.8 for Solaris
New installation of eDirectory 8.8 on Solaris


ERROR: Configuring SAS service... Failed to configure SAS service: unknown error -1266 (fffffb0e hex) err=-1266
ERROR: Could not set the preferred server to
ERROR: Certificates, SAS object and Security Container is not created during installation
ERROR: Configuring NMAS service... Failed to configure NMAS service: no such entry err=-601
The hostname of the server or the server name passed to ndsconfig with the -S parameter is not resolvable via dns or /etc/hosts


If it is a default instance of eDirectory :
Make sure that the name returned by the hostname command on Solaris can be resolved to an valid ip address on the server where the installation is taking place.
A test for this could be :
# ping -a `hostname`
cpl-eDirSol1 ( is alive
Then make sure that this address does belong to the local machine, use ifconfig -a to determine that.
# ifconfig -a
lo0: flags=1000849 mtu 8232 index 1
inet netmask ff000000
eri0: flags=1000843 mtu 1500 index 2
inet192.148.76.11netmask fffffe00 broadcast
ether 0:3:ba:2b:71:8
For subsequent instances the -S parameter is passed via the command line and this name must then be resolvable.