Solaris Cluster and nsswitch.conf Configuration/Setup the "cluster check -v" shows violated for Checks S6708255 (hosts) and S6708586 (netmasks) (Doc ID 1626005.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 24, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Cluster Geographic Edition - Version 3.2 12/06 to OSC 4.3 [Release 3.2 to 4.3]
Solaris Cluster - Version 3.2 12/06 to OSC 4.3 [Release 3.2 to 4.3]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

If the configuration in /etc/nsswitch.conf for hosts and netmasks database is not correct then several problems can occur in Solaris Cluster environment. The cluster check utility will show this as follows:

The output of command "cluster check -v" includes something like this:

Within the installation (scinstall) of Solaris Cluster the nsswitch.conf file will be properly configured automatically.

Changes

At some point after scinstall was run, someone modified /etc/nsswitch.conf on Node1.

Cause

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