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Oracle Linux 6 - Unable to Mount the Windows 2012 R2 Share on Oracle Linux 6 running UEK2 kernel "mount error(112): Host is down" (Doc ID 2541244.1)

Last updated on JUNE 01, 2020

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 6.1 with Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel [2.6.39] and later
Linux x86-64


Not able to mount the Windows 2012 R2(build is 6.3.9600 Build (9600)) cifs shares on Oracle linux 6 running uek2 kernel.

[root@hostname ~]# uname -a
Linux hostname 2.6.39-400.297.10.el6uek.x86_64 #1 SMP Thu Sep 28 19:15:51 PDT 2017 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[root@hostname ~]# mount.cifs //x.x.x.x/test_backups /source_BACKUPS -o credentials=/root/.testing_regis,uid=oracle,gid=dba
mount error(112): Host is down
Refer to the mount.cifs(8) manual page (e.g. man mount.cifs)

[root@hostname~]# dmesg
CIFS VFS: cifs_mount failed w/return code = -112
[root@hostname ~]#


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