Cluster Services fails to start because CASA fails to start

  • 7007101
  • 26-Oct-2010
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Cluster Services
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 3
CASA (Common Authentication Service Adapter)


Novell Cluster Services fails to start with the message ERROR: CASA Daemon is not running
rcmicasad statusshows miCASA daemon not running or dead
CASAcli -lshows Could not open miCASA store or Found 0 credential sets


Fixed in CASA versions after April 2011.

  • Start CASA
    • rcmicasad restart
  • Check CASA is running correctly
    • CASAcli -l
      • Sample output
      •  Name: NovellClusterServices.Novell
      •   Key: Password (********)
      •   Key: DN_LDAP (********)
  • Restart Cluster Services
    • rcnovell-ncs restart
The CASA credentials can be added back with the following commands to get the problematic server to join the cluster again:

KEYVALUE=cn=admin,o=novell CASAcli -s -n NovellClusterServices.Novell -k DN_LDAP
KEYVALUE=<admin password> CASAcli -s -n NovellClusterServices.Novell -k Password