Vmware View quick prep process takes more than 20 minutes

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  • 31-Mar-2011
  • 22-Oct-2012


Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP2 (OES2SP2)
Novell Open Enterprise Server 2 SP3 (OES2SP3)
Domain Services for Windows


When the number of clones is increased (2 or more), quick prep process fails due to time out.


When a newly cloned machine comes up it does a kerberos login with a invalid password.
NMAS by default has 3 sec delay for an invalid login. Each login with wrong a password takes 3 sec adding to the delay and thus causing a time out.
The login delay is configured in the 'Login Policy'.

In iManager go to the 'Modify Object' task -> Modify 'Login Policy' object (under security container) -> set "Delay after failed login attempts" to 0
restart ndsd on the server after making the changes.
e.g. rcndsd restart

If DSfW server does not hold a replica of root the backlinker process has to be triggered on the DSfW server followed by  the restart of ndsd.
To trigger the backlink process use ndstrace.  Type
set ndstrace = +blnk
set ndstrace = *b
Now the changes to the Login Delay should take effect.