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Xserve shows under Shared, but cannot be accessed.

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Sep 21, 2012 11:27 AM

We've had Xserve setup for a while now and all the sudden it stopped working on our Windows 7 PCs and now on the Macs. The strange thing is that we can still see the Xserve folder under Shared, it just says "Connection Failed" and when I try to conenct to "afp://Xserve._afpovertcp._tcp.local" which previously worked, it gives the error 'There was a problem connecting to the server "Xserve". Check the server name or IP address, and then try again.' But when I go to the Xserve it shows that File Sharing is turned On, all the folders are listed under Shared Folders and all Users are still there. It says other users can access shared folders at afp:// or "Xserve", but neither of those work either when trying to connect on another machine. What's going on here?

Xserve, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,095 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 9:31 AM (in response to Nitruc)



    The XServe is not OS X Server itself. It's simply hardware built by Apple to be perform a dedicated server role. You can install the client OS if you want to and use it as a workstation if you wish.


    From what you're describing it does not sound like you've OS X Server installed? Firstly File Sharing is not "turned on" in the Sharing Preferences Pane and Shared Folders do not appear under the Shared Folders Section. These settings are available in the Client OS and not the Server OS.


    Depending which version of the Server you have File Sharing is configured using Server Admin (10.6 and older) or the Server App (10.7 and newer).


    It would be helpful if you posted what OS is actually installed. Click on the Apple Icon in the top left hand corner and select About this Mac. It will either report Mac OS X (with a version number) or Mac OS X Server (with a version number).


    Finally have you tried simply rebooting it?





  • Antonio Rocco Level 6 Level 6 (10,095 points)
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    Sep 24, 2012 3:27 PM (in response to Nitruc)



    Based on the information you've provided it appears you've a misconfigured server on your hands.


    The computer name does not match the first part of the its hostname. You've configured both NICs (why?) and the LOM Ports are using the same address range and subnets as the main NICs.


    Unless there's other information forthcoming it's not surprising things have stopped working suddenty.


    How are you trying to connect to the Server?






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