Error installing an OES2 Linux server into an existing NetWare 6.5 Cluster

  • 7001768
  • 30-Oct-2008
  • 27-Apr-2012


Linux OES2 Server
NetWare 6.5 SP7 cluster


Installing an OES2 Linux node into an existing NetWare 6.5 SP7 cluster would not install.  It would fail after entering the sbd partition name.

Checked that the Linux server had a real copy of a replica, and that the admin password did not have any odd characters (i.e. &, $, %, #, etc.).


When you enter the cluster object name and proceed it tries to find the SBD partition and fails, because NetWare puts the partition label in uppercase on the disk.

Linux is case sensitive and doesn't find it if you type in lowercase. I had to put in "cn=DISK-NAME,ou=corp,ou=us,o=org" to get it to work. If you put in all lowercase it won't find the SBD.