I’ve received a great deal of feed back on the DSfW Health Check Script and applied some changes. One of the suggestions was to do only a ndsd (eDirectory) script. The DSfW Health Check Script works for both DSfW and eDirectory servers, but if all you want to do is check eDirectory health on a DSfW server or want a… Continue reading
I’ve received a great deal of feed back on the DSfW Health Check Script and applied some changes.
I am always looking for suggestions. I’ve created an updated video with the latest script. Watch to to learn about configuring it for your specific needs.
Some times ndsd or another process can cause a server to go into high utilization or to become unresponsive. A great TID to follow for OES servers is TID 7007332 – Troubleshooting ndsd becoming unresponsive on OES Linux. A TID specific for DSfW servers to start with is TID 7010462- Troubleshooting slow logins and unresponsive DSfW server.
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It is a good idea to periodically check the health of DSfW and eDirectory servers.
This video concentrates on a script I wrote that can be ran on both eDirectory and DSfW servers.
The DSfW team has a great tool called check-dns.pl to help diagnose DNS issue with DSfW.
The tool validates essential records for forward and reverse lookups. This tool can be found at Novell Coolsolutions.
I updated the dsfw_processchk script to not only check all essential DSfW processes, but to handle multiple pids for the xadsd process. The script is great to use if you are worried that a DSfW process will stop and you don’t want to receive several phone calls alerting you to the problem or the DSfW server has been unstable you… Continue reading
If you are concerned about a DSfW service going down and or the port is not accessible, this script will help keep the services up or notify you of a service going down. The script will check if each DSfW service is listening, then telnet to each port. If it can not telnet, the script will log which port is not accessable… Continue reading
I have a updated script to check all essential DSfW processes. The name of the script is dsfw_processchk. The script is great to use if you are worried that a DSfW process will stop and you don’t want to receive several phone calls alerting you to the problem or the DSfW server has been unstable you you need to… Continue reading
Here is the bases of a script to delete an attribute on a user.
I come across issues where an attribute was populated on several users that shouldn’t be there or you want to create new objectsids or just remove the existing objectsids and replace them with a back up.
Most DSfW installs are a name mapped install meaning the… Continue reading
If a DSfW server running DNS has a DSfW specific process stop or crash a quick stop gap mesure is to monitor the DSfW processes and restart them if one or more of the DSfW processes stop. I created a simple script that will check that a pid exists for each process. The script is called dsfw_monitor.sh. While it… Continue reading
For a disaster recovery issue it might be necessary to have a backup of all objectsSids for users and computers.
Here is a simple script to create a ldif file that is ready to import and replace existing objectsids.
Since computers have an objectclass of user setting the filter to ”(&(objectclass=user)(objectsid=*))” will return all users and computers with an objectsid. The… Continue reading