Loading vll.ko gives a fatal error when starting Novell Cluster Services

  • 7006055
  • 19-May-2010
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 1
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 2
Novell Cluster Services


When loading Novell Cluster Services it will fail to load the vll module.
You will see the following error message:
FATAL: Error inserting vll (/lib/modules/ Operation not permitted

This could be for any kernel version not just the one shown above.


The user that installed Novell Cluster Services does not have access rights.

Check the user with the id command.
id user

Working Example
x64-7:~ # id admin
uid=600(admin) gid=600(admingroup) groups=600(admingroup)

If you don't get a correct uid and gid then check and fix Linux User Management (LUM).

If LUM is working correctly then recreate the clstrlib.conf file following the instructions in KB 3147787 "How to recreate clstrlib.conf file for Novell Cluster Services"

If after recreating the clstrlib.conf file you can then join the cluster until you reboot and then you get the same vll error then you have corruption in CASA.   Follow KB 7005275 "CASA credentials lost after server reboot"