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Blocked port causes joining SVM to Domain to fail: KDC Unreachable

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • CIFS
  • Active Directory


Commands like vserver active-directory create , vserver cifs createvserver cifs modify and vserver cifs security modify fail:

Error when creating - Failed to create the Active Directory machine account "LODDEMO".
Reason: Kerberos Error: KDC Unreachable
Details: Error: Machine account creation procedure failed
[ 98] Loaded the preliminary configuration.
[ 4149] TCP connection to ip, port 88 via interface failed: Operation timed out.
**[ 24233] FAILURE: Could not authenticate as ** 'administrator@DEMO.NETAPP.COM': Cannot contact any KDC ** for requested realm (KRB5_KDC_UNREACH)


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