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How To Configure NIS Master, Slave And Client Configuration In Exalogic Virtual Environment (Doc ID 1516025.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 15, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Software - Version and later
Exalogic Elastic Cloud X3-2 Half Rack
Exalogic Elastic Cloud X3-2 Hardware
Exalogic Elastic Cloud X5-2 Eighth Rack
Linux x86-64
Oracle Virtual Server(x86-64)

**** Steps in this Note are for OL6 and OL5 guest VM's in,,, racks. If NIS setup is being done on OL7 VM's in racks NIS setup commands may be different.


This document provides a step-by-step illustration of how to setup and configure Exalogic virtual environment to provide an NIS environment comprised of MASTER/SLAVE servers and NIS CLIENTS.


Prerequisites for NIS configuration

  1. Create NIS vServers used as Master and Slave by selecting “LARGE” for vServer type and “IPoIB-vserver-shared-storage” & “Client Access EoIB network” for vNet Selection.

  2. Verify that you have following yp rpm’s installed on NIS vServers.

    c) Run “yum install ypserv” command to install YP serv on NIS VMs


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In this Document
 Prerequisites for NIS configuration
 Create VMs for running NIS Master & Slave
 Create a Distribution Group
 Creating the VM
 Making NIS VM Full Member of IPoIB Partition
 Expanding the Root Partition
 Setting Up NIS Environment
 Verify NIS RPM Packages
 Configure the NIS Master and Slave
 Configuring ZFSSA and Other VMs as NIS Clients
 Configuring NIS Client on ZFS Storage Appliance
 Configuring NIS Client VMs
 NIS Setup To Manage OS User Accounts
 Test the NIS configuration

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