CIFS server name shows as "-99" in iManager

  • 7024358
  • 07-Jan-2020
  • 07-Jan-2020


Open Enterprise Server 2018 (OES 2018) Linux
Novell Cluster Services (NCS)


iManager > [select cluster] > [select resource] > Protocols
"CIFS Server Name" shows as "-99".

Cluster resource cannot be managed with iManager.  Although cluster resource still functions as intended.

An eDirectory CA certificate has been renewed.

The situation occurs if Novell Cluster Services starts before ndsd has installed new CA certificate.


1) List the dates of the eDirectory CA certificates:
ls -l /etc/ssl/certs/*eDir*

2) Check the most recent certificates and note the serial number (for example):
openssl x509 -in /etc/ssl/certs/eDirCACert.pem -text | more

3) Ensure the serial number is consistent across the nodes.
Only if the serial number is not correct follow these sub-steps:
a) Stop NCS
b) Restart eDir
c) Re-check 1) and 2)
d) Start NCS
e) Restart procedure

4) Check when NCS was last started:
ps -ef | grep -i ncs | grep -v grep

5) If the NCS start date is before the eDirectory CA certificate date, then the node needs NCS restarted.