Cluster scripts are empty in the /var/run/ncs directory

  • 7007337
  • 08-Dec-2010
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell Cluster Services 1.8.4
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 (OES 2) Linux Support Pack 2


They cluster resources will say that they are running but the volumes are not mounted and the secondary IP address is not bound.

Clients do not have access the the cluster resource.

The cluster scripts look correct in edirectory and in iManager in the cluster management section.

The cluster scripts are also correct in /var/opt/novell/ncs/

If the resource has been onlined one or more times since reboot on this node you will see in /var/run/ncs the cluster scripts will be there and the file will be empty / blank.


This problem was with "dos2unix" and that it could not work between file systems.  You will see this issue if the /var or /opt is on a separate partition.

Fix is in novell-cluster-services-{architecture}.rpm and newer

This comes from the "November 2010 Scheduled Maintenance for OES2 SP2 20101130".