StorNext: Resolving Authentication Error Messages on the MDC after Connecting a StorNext Client That Was Previously an XSAN MDC Client


If a StorNext client is configured to access a StorNext metadata controller (MDC), but was previously configured to access an XSAN MDC, the following error message can occur frequently in the StorNext MDC system log:

NSS received unexpected authenticated message from <StorNext Client IP address>. DISCARDED.


Delete the .auth_secret file on the StorNext client. The file is no longer needed if an XSAN MDC is not being used.

Typically, the .auth_secret file is found in the /usr/cvfs/config directory on Linux and Unix systems, and in the C:\Program Files\StorNext\config directory on Windows systems.

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