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Cannot modify CIFS server name after 7MTT - Unable to contact DNS

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • CIFS
  • 7-Mode Transition Tool


  • Cannot change CIFS server name as DNS cannot be contacted.
  • DNS cannot communicate with domain controllers to perform the operation.
Audit log:
vserver cifs modify -vserver <vserver> -cifs-server <cifs server name> -domain <domain> -ou <organizational unit> :: Error: Failed to create the Active Directory machine account "machine account". Reason: Unable to contact DNS.
EMS errors:
[?] Sat Aug 27 19:55:36 +1000 [node: secd: secd.unexpectedFailure:debug]: vserver (vserver) Unexpected failure. Error: Machine account creation procedure failed   [  0 ms] Trying to create machine account 'cifs server' in 'domain' for Vserver 'vserver'   [  2005] Failed to connect to for DNS via Source Address Operation timed out. Retry requested, but the retry window (7000 ms) has expired; giving up.
[?] Sat Aug 27 19:53:48 +1000 [node: secd: secd.dns.server.timed.out:error]: DNS server did not respond to vserver = vserver within timeout interval.
Key error:
[?] Sat Aug 27 19:18:19 +1000 [node: kernel: netinet.ethr.duplct.ipAdrr:error]: Duplicate IP address!! sent from Ethernet address: <mac address>.



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