March, 2010

  • Unable to see all the files using gateway for NFS

    I was once working on a scenario where we were unable to see all the files on NFS share using gateway for NFS. We were using Windows 2003 with Services for Unix 3.5 as client and NFS share was created on Solaris box. From the network trace we can conclude...
  • Steps to configure Password Sync Without Installing NIS ( Windows -> Unix)

    1. Install Password Sync component under IDMU. ( to install this component user needs to be a part of Schema admin/ domain admin and enterprise admin group) 2. Reboot the box 3. Open IDMU – Password Sync- properties a) Check the option...
  • Unable to move NFS resource from one cluster node to other

    One of the common issue on NFS as a cluster resource is that during failover the resource fails to move from one node to other. The network name is moved but the NFS resource shows the status as “Failed” This usually happen due registry corruption...
  • Utilities and SDK for Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications on Win7 / Win2008 R2

    Utilities and SDK for Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications on Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 is finally available. Here is the donload link: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=dc03485b-629b-49a6...
  • Running Linux on Windows Hyper-V

    Last week we had a very urgent requirement to getting 5 RHEL box to test some unusual scenario. In cirical tiomes building 5 different box and then have our required pieces of software on them was not easy. I used this opportunity to use Windows Hyper...
  • rpcinfo command returns error “RPC: failed to connect portmap”

    Recently we got an issue where Unix clients were unable to access NFS resource hosted on a Windows 2008 cluster environment. Upon troubleshooting we also found that even rpcinfo –p to localhost return an error "RPC: failed to connect portmap”. Even running...
  • How to manually install a hotfix?

    It may happen that you need to manually install a hotfix. Starting from Windows Vista some of the kernel drivers are owned by TrustedInstaller. One cannot simply rename the driver file like nfssvr.sys. You can perform the following steps to replace a...