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Why is there a secd.ldap.noServers EMS when LDAP is not configured?

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • CIFS/SMB

Answer

  • Microsoft categorizes Active Directory as a server for LDAP
  • The EMS indicates that an Active Directory Domain Controller was not accessible via a standard port, such as 389 or 636
  • An SVM configured in domain-mode for CIFS will be joined to an Active Directory domain
    • LDAP is used for both site and trust discovery
    • LDAP is also used to modify the CIFS machine account
  • To differentiate between the Unix LDAP client and CIFS-related LDAP, the EMS will include (Active Directory) such as below:
Mon Jan 01 00:00:01 -0800 [cluster01-01: secd: secd.ldap.noServers:EMERGENCY]: None of the LDAP servers configured for Vserver (svm01) are currently accessible via the network for LDAP service type (Service: LDAP (Active Directory), Operation: SiteDiscovery).

 

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