SMB Client or Server Does Not Failover To Another Windows Domain Controller

(Doc ID 2114452.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 01, 2016

Applies to:

Solaris Operating System - Version 11.1 to 11.3 [Release 11.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

In Solaris 11 the SMB Client or Server may not be able to authenticate users accessing a share or a mount.
The Windows ADS Server / Domain Controller, the SMB Server or Client had selected, became unreachable or unresponsive.

Following smbd errors may be recorded in /var/adm/messages

Selecting or failing over to another Domain Controller via the discovery process does not occur within several minutes.

The svc:/network/smb/client and/or the svc:/network/smb/server Services have to be restarted to select another Domain Controller.

Cause

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