Monthly Archives: September 2014

supportconfig updated with DSfW information

A great tool to get essential information on a server is supportconfig.  It comes with SLES/OES and the latest set of patches has the DSfW information in the tool.

If you have a SR opened with support you can get the supportconfig analyzed by running supportconfig -ur $srnum; where $srnum is your 11 digit service request number.  A html report will be given which will list Critical, Warning, and Recommended messages.  Some will have TIDs and/or videos to apply to fix the issue.  Some will list a rpm to apply.

Another option to return just DSfW and OES information in the /root directory is to run:
supportconfig -kt /root -i OES,DSFW

This will not upload to Novell to have the supportconfig analyzed.  It is the ray files to look at.


With this DSfW piece in the new supportconfig, specific to DSfW is exporting… Continue reading

Novell-Cifs CASA Repair Tool @ Coolsolutions

I published my Novell-Cifs CASA Repair Tool to Novell Coolsolutions.

The tool will validate CASA keys are present and the the proxy user can login.  If there is a problem, it will fix it.  Great tool to fix the following errors:

ERROR: ENTRY: DDCLogin() failed Error: -223
ERROR: ENTRY: DDCLogin() failed Error: -222
ERROR: ENTRY: DDCLogin() failed Error: -197

The tool works with OES2.x and OES11.x.  I expect it to work with OES2015 unless there are big changes in that version.

If you are running Novell Cifs this tool is a must.  Download it and have it ready, or run it as a preventative measure.

VI Commands posted @ Coolsolutions

You can learn about vic (vi commands) and download the rpm at Novell Coolsolutions.

Start learning vi or use vic as a quick reference to expand your vi reparto.

DSfW Monitor daemon

I just created a demonized version of the DSfW Monitor script.  For more information on the script look the DSfW Monitor script post.

Now you don’t have to create a cronjob to continuously run the tool.  Simply download and install the dsfwmon.rpm.

The install will create the /etc/init.d/dsfwmon startup script, the /opt/dsfwdude/conf/dsfwmon.conf file to edit the configuration and the dsfwmon daemon.  It also has log rotating enabled.

The install will enable the dsfwmon script so that when the server starts, the script will start monitoring the services.

Edit the /opt/dsfwdude/conf/dsfwmon.conf to send an e-mail if a service has to be restarted.  Do not adjust the delay time less than 5 minutes.  The script could possibly step on itself, trying to check the services while restarting the services.

Common changes are to enable e-mail setting to be sent when the services restart,… Continue reading

CVE-2014-0224 Fixes in eDirectory

The following Hotfixes for NESCM 3.1 and eDirectory (888, 887 & 885) standalones address the OpenSSL security vulnerability described in CVE-2014-0224 can be found below.

For OES11 SP1/SP2 and OES2 SP3 LTSS the updates are in the respective channels.

– eDirectory 8.8 SP8 Patch 2 HotFix 1 (All Platforms)
Download URL:

– eDirectory 8.8 SP7 Patch 6 HotFix 1 (All Platforms)
Download URL:

– eDirectory 8.8 SP5 Patch6 Hotfix2 for NetWare
Download URL:

– Identity Assurance Solution Client 3.1 Hotfix 1
Download URL:

Below is the list of patches that have been released addressing openssl security fixes:

1. OpenSSL on 24th June.

2. GnuTLS on 30th June.

3. iPrint Client on 10th July.

4. eDirectory on 10th July.

All these were duplicated across OES2 SP3, OES11 SP1 and OES11 SP2.

New iManager Plug-ins Page

Have trouble accessing iManager plugins from a server? Now there is a single dedicated site were the plugins can be downloaded and later installed on servers.

The columns are sort-able making it easy to find a plugin or plugin version.

The iManager documentation has been updated to reference the new page:

Install Guide:

Admin Guide:

iManager download install instructions: