Cannot create an nss volume

  • 7024717
  • 08-Jul-2020
  • 09-Jul-2020


Open Enterprise Server 2018 (OES 2018) Linux
OES 2018 SP2


After a fresh install of OES 2018 SP2 running nssmu at the terminal resulted in the following error:

ERROR  Either the Admin volume was not found or you don't have rights to access it.

ncpcon volumes only listed the SYS volume.
Using iManager also showed no Admin volume
namcd was in a failed state and was reporting an ldap simple bind failure.


The resolution was to edit the /etc/nam.conf and change the preferred server option to this servers own IP address.
Then run 'namconfig -k
Then run  rcnamcd restart
Now that namcd was running we ran yast2 nss
This created the servernameadmin user object and set the rights correctly for this object. It also created the admin volume.
Now that we had a server admin account, and namcd was running, nssmu loaded and allowed the creation of pools and volumes.


Apparently, the preferred server listed in the /etc/nam.conf file was not reachable.