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How To Setup NIS Master, Slave And Client Configuration On Exalogic Compute Nodes Running With Solaris 11 Express (Doc ID 1491906.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version 1.0.0.0.0 to 1.0.0.2.6
Solaris Operating System - Version 11 11/11 to 11 11/11 [Release 11.0]
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Purpose

This document provides a step-by-step illustration of how to setup and configure NIS MASTER/SLAVE servers & NIS CLIENTS on Exalogic Compute nodes running with Solaris 11 Operating system

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 Steps To Configure NIS Master Server
 1. Setup the NIS domain name.
 2. Populate the /etc/defaultdomain file with the domainname command.
 3. Edit the /etc/hosts file to ensure that the NIS master and all NIS slave servers have been defined and that a fully qualified name exists for this server.
 4. Optionally, create an alternate directory and copy the source files there.
 5. Edit the Makefile.
 6. Ensure files are selected as the naming service, if not previously defined.
 7. Initialize the server.
 8. To enable this host as a NIS client Refer section: Steps To Configure NIS Clients on Solaris Compute Nodes
 Steps To Configure NIS Slave Server
 1. Edit the /etc/hosts and /etc/inet/ipnodes files to ensure that the NIS master and all NIS slave servers have been defined and that a fully qualified name exists for this server.
 2. First, you need to configure the NIS slave as a NIS client so that it can get the NIS maps from the master.
 3. Make sure "ypbind" is not running.
 4. Start ypbind.
 5. Initialize this machine as a slave and transfer the NIS maps.
 6. Start ypbind and ypserv.
 Steps To Configure NIS Clients on Solaris Compute Nodes
 1. Setup the domain name.
 2. Populate the /etc/defaultdomain file with the domainname.
 3. Edit the /etc/hosts and /etc/inet/ipnodes files to ensure that the NIS master and all NIS slave servers have been defined and that a fully qualified name exists for this server.
 4. Initialize the NIS client
 5. Enable host as a NIS client
 6. Start the NIS client service. 
 7. Check if NIS maps can be retrieved.
 NIS Client Configuration on ZFSSA
 Test the NIS configuration
 Starting and stopping the NIS server service
References

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