NSS Pools and Pool Resources Fail to Activate or go Comatose

  • 7003560
  • 16-Jun-2009
  • 08-Nov-2012


Novell Cluster Services (NCS)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 1 (OES 1) Linux
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux
Novell Storage Services (NSS)


Migrating an NSS resource to an NCS node results in the resource going comatose.

Activating the pool manually displays this error:  20833 Pool state was not changed successfully

Attempting to create a new pool displays this error:  21710 CVB has not registered for pool events

"lsmod | grep cvb" either shows nothing or shows cvb as unused:
   cvb             80800  0

The novell-nss and novell-ncs services show the following states:

# chkconfig -l novell-nss
novell-nss   0:off  1:off  2:off  3:off  4:off  5:off  6:off
# chkconfig -l novell-ncs
novell-ncs   0:off  1:off  2:off  3:on   4:off  5:on   6:off


Enable NSS on bootup and reboot the server. The commands are:
  1. chkconfig novell-nss on
  2. reboot
  3. Retest the NSS pool resource migration

Additional Information

This happens when NCS is started before NSS.  If the novell-nss service is turned off at boot time and the novell-ncs service is turned on, cluster services will start but will not use the SBD partition.  Manually starting NSS after NCS does not solve the problem, you must turn on the novell-nss service at boot time and reboot.