Monday, 18 September 2017

Sles 12 emergency mode after reboot - SOLVED

Recently I had this situation. Freshly installed SLES 12.2 had a problem after reboot. For some strange reason, server entered emergency mode.

It looked like this.

Welcome to emergency mode! After logging in,type "journalctl -xb" to view
system logs, "systemctl reboot" to reboot, "systemctl default" or ^D
to try again to boot into default mode.
Give root password for maintainence
(or type control-D to continue):

After typing root password and executing systemctl default everything look OK. Network start to work, all services was up already. Reboot also did the same thing, everything was perfect. But next time you need to reboot, server was againg in emergency mode. So this had to be solved.

We update server, upgrade it to SLES 12.3, but problem was still there.

One thing I did notice when server was booting OK is this. Booting process was finished and log in prompt was shown but ping was dead to server IP. After a 5 seconds, EMC Networker agent started. This is showed by printing 


after login prompt.

After this process was started, ping start to run normally and server had network connectivity.

Networker agent version was 8.2.2.

Could this be the problem? 
I deactive proccess to start after reboot. Reboot server. Server started normally! Maybe this is a problem after all? We rebooted server 10 more times. It started normally every time!

So old version of Networker agent for some reason was entering in emergency mode. This is pretty strange because, we are running several SLES 12.2 on same hardware and we did not have this issues!

We installed latest EMC Networker agent 8.2.4, rebooted server for several times, everything looks OK. Server boot normally!

Monday, 4 September 2017

fatal: unknown xsasl_dovecot_server_create value "noanomymous" in "noanomymous" - SOLVED

I am runnnig Postfix and Dovecot on CentOS 7.3. I can receive and send mail to local users and send mails to external mail servers such as, etc. Issue is that I could not receive any mails from outside servers...


fatal: unknown xsasl_dovecot_server_create value "noanomymous" in "noanomymous"

In case you are seeing this error in your maillog file, issue is probably typing error. This was issue for me.

Mailog was showing these messeges

Sep  4 06:53:35 test.server postfix/smtpd[15216]: connect from[]
Sep  4 06:53:35 test.server postfix/smtpd[15216]: fatal: unknown xsasl_dovecot_server_create value "noanomymous" in "noanomymous"

So I double check my file...

This parameter was wrong
smtpd_sasl_security_options = noanomymous

It should be

smtpd_sasl_security_options = noanonymous

After I change this, everything was working perfectly.

fatal: unknown xsasl_dovecot_server_create value "noanomymous" in "noanomymous" SOLVED