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CIFS server creation fails with an error "Reason: LDAP Error: Local error occurred"

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • CIFS 
  • Windows Active Directory
  • LDAPs


New CIFS server creation fails with LDAP Local error 

::>vserver cifs create -vserver ntapsvm01 -cifs-server ntapsvm01cifs01 -domain ntap.local -ou OU=test,DC=ntap,DC=local

Enter the user name: xxxxx

Enter the password:

Error: Machine account creation procedure failed

[ 30857] Loaded the preliminary configuration.

[ 30914] Successfully connected to ip, port 88 using TCP

[ 31167] Successfully connected to ip, port 389 using TCP

[ 31167] Entry for host-address:, not found in the current source: FILES. Ignoring and trying the next available source

[ 31331] Successfully connected to ip, port 88 using TCP

[ 31413] FAILURE: Unable to SASL bind to LDAP server using GSSAPI:** Local error

[ 31413] Additional info: SASL(-1): generic failure: GSSAPI Error:Unspecified GSS failure. Minor code may provide more information (Server not found in Kerberos database)

[ 31415] Unable to connect to LDAP (Active Directory) service on ntapdc01.ntap.local(Error: Local error)

[ 31415] Unable to make a connection (LDAP (ActiveDirectory):NTAP.LOCAL), result: 7643

Error: command failed: Failed to create the Active Directory machine account "ntapsvm01cifs01". Reason: LDAP Error: Local error occurred.

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