Hi,

We have an eDirectory 8.8.6 replicated on two servers both running IDM 4.0.1.
This week both servers that we maintain indentical were updated with suse patches, list at the bottom.
One server just worked, rebooted and everything started as it should.
The first server though did not start eDir and when reading a bit in the log we get a -6061 error.
I have found one reference to this error and it is that nici is corrupt and it would be possible to start edir with "ndsd start -rds" with some implications.
That will start the edir but not enough to get the drivers running, somehow that will not allow the dirxml engine to start.

we then took the snapshot back, they did one fresh just before the update, and I copied the nici directory and files (var/opt/novell/nici).
They updated the server, same thing happened again so I copied back my saved nici files as I thought that might be the problem but with no luck.

What could be causing this problem? we are right now doing this in a staging environment but I do not feel confident doing this patch in production if this could happen there and we also need this patch in staging as well of cause.

Patch list:
2012-09-06 14:27:37|install|suse-sam-data|0.8.4-0.4.5.1|noarch||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|be39b7a839c9662b27c375fc59ef5c5e546b6502
2012-09-06 14:27:37|install|coreutils-lang|6.12-32.39.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|a4fc76044c582b6972ec5da9a8687a40d679f59d
2012-09-06 14:27:38|install|snmp-mibs|5.4.2.1-8.12.10.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|fa952a61856f917c1d2d88c2252dd6baa6c9de2e
2012-09-06 14:27:38|install|boost-license|1.36.0-12.3.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|c8565b0b35fb8e138b7650ed3f9b92a3f434437f
2012-09-06 14:27:41|install|gtk2-lang|2.18.9-0.20.18.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|b7143503dc258c2e25960408ec7d727bbd5cd84d
2012-09-06 14:27:41|install|yast2-ftp-server|2.17.5.1-0.3.1|noarch||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|4523b0fc1dc3a87fa551e01734bd12758f768e20
2012-09-06 14:27:42|install|glib2-lang|2.22.5-0.4.3|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|4d6c55148c6658d7648cef7b70b42953be772f08
2012-09-06 14:27:42|install|pam-doc|1.0.4-0.9.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|20f592e6c3ad8f9bd389dff997acdd9c888a63a0
2012-09-06 14:27:44|install|man-pages|3.15-2.20.16.1|noarch||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|c6d65a0e321ed29d07de8f7c4677f93393db6c44
2012-09-06 14:27:44|install|nfs-doc|1.2.1-2.24.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|93dd3db887a23c4537203caac8d0722a59639b56
2012-09-06 14:27:46|install|glibc|2.11.1-0.38.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|323a12bad97d67fcaa52f1b2a2b2ba3da1471e0c
2012-09-06 14:27:48|install|glibc-i18ndata|2.11.1-0.38.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|867c39b2aa5b8d9a4b311fb8b36b05b1068e3130
2012-09-06 14:27:48|install|SLES-for-VMware-release-DVD|11.1-1.81|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|d79d68a26059050ffae19b787ad02c80c01a6556
2012-09-06 14:27:48|install|libjpeg|6.2.0-879.12.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|a5dfd1cf987d9591df71f907ad6adaa262e9f841
2012-09-06 14:27:49|install|libpng12-0|1.2.31-5.31.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|89219d16a6fa14d82cea24acaaa765eaddf390a4
2012-09-06 14:27:49|install|libreadline5|5.2-147.12.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|ad823592fc5962d1f9b03639151f7fdc31a7bf6a
2012-09-06 14:27:49|install|libvolume_id1|128-13.20.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|03d070d23f97a7facafaefae9ee3393053eedc7e
2012-09-06 14:27:49|install|libexif|0.6.17-2.14.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|ddb6d357771b96cfedbe4dd36c80d894f302faa0
2012-09-06 14:27:50|install|libboost_regex1_36_0|1.36.0-12.3.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|c818b68df5aeed82a2a470df8a013fc06ab2ca2c
2012-09-06 14:27:50|install|audit-libs|1.7.7-5.18.10.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|87e09c1cc3bb25a7c676f9366f9e7ead507d1cee
2012-09-06 14:27:51|install|popt|1.7-37.29.33.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|d3508d22ca353671482f8ec4c5a0593d6c482c55
2012-09-06 14:27:51|install|freetype2|2.3.7-25.30.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|f37eae24da50f9c66d69156f6b1f753fb07dc4a7
2012-09-06 14:27:51|install|libxml2|2.7.6-0.19.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|22954c5d04f28c75acf184bd9a4d19477f9f95ad
2012-09-06 14:27:51|install|bash|3.2-147.12.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|5678ffcf8fb601b3a2df01844987ce76d6864b29
2012-09-06 14:27:52|install|libtiff3|3.8.2-141.148.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|80751903c49910f56d4c7925b916d31022f185b4
2012-09-06 14:27:52|install|libtdb1|3.4.3-1.42.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|02f5b75e9c9430d2404a80112453c94dd14fbc1d
2012-09-06 14:27:52|install|libtalloc1|3.4.3-1.42.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|c0d9c617b3178d3168ded9e65276470294cd291e
2012-09-06 14:27:53|install|microcode_ctl|1.17-102.44.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|290987dd27568e6f3b2c96be9af7a196f0cfdc71
2012-09-06 14:27:53|install|bash-doc|3.2-147.12.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|d340704cccbaba8efa749b1cf9703225dc42ff72
2012-09-06 14:27:53|install|readline-doc|5.2-147.12.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|933c92f3afbb0dc85446cd7e3dde37308ba1ac35
2012-09-06 14:27:54|install|pciutils|3.0.1-2.20.4.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|4d690f6072fb7edaaa081c3a4784d103955445c0
2012-09-06 14:27:54|install|perl-Bootloader|0.4.89.42-0.3.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|27157d768a26bc6e9ccf1b45c1e0d040fdc3a133
2012-09-06 14:27:54|install|libxslt|1.1.24-19.19.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|9ae8a082c71166c5dc795da3a0a492e1df7c20ae
2012-09-06 14:27:54|install|libopenssl0_9_8|0.9.8j-0.44.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|697e4d541dd2f6623f0db95258c6b69ca5f4950e
2012-09-06 14:27:55|install|supportutils|1.20-0.28.61.1|noarch||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|3a0f04386a4645983ca3c2ceafc80942f0ecb2fb
2012-09-06 14:27:55|install|yast2-core|2.17.35.4-0.3.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|9fb08d13273e3bac4e2b1c940123abd3b1d6e7f6
2012-09-06 14:27:56|install|libgnutls26|2.4.1-24.39.39.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|e71ed4fad1801d5d5e7f519959a79a34e92817ba
2012-09-06 14:27:56|install|yast2-storage-lib|2.17.99.4-0.3.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|f4ea254b261dba7765e1ba9ce1e383cbbe9e03fa
2012-09-06 14:27:57|install|pam|1.0.4-0.9.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|d4eff7413611495a9a36fa53aa3d3db97a819a86
2012-09-06 14:27:57|install|libexpat1|2.0.1-88.34.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|54b6ced026c82d7aaf7fc9814b883198ade28d5b
2012-09-06 14:27:59|install|libMagickCore1|6.4.3.6-7.24.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|0ab792e97e764eeb99138c5360a1807b16188f7d
2012-09-06 14:27:59|install|libpython2_6-1_0|2.6.8-0.15.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|70b17e6c76cb07e7471e44d1b0ff9c010703f13e
2012-09-06 14:27:59|install|sg3_utils|1.31-1.4.16.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|b0e4ed3d71e3b88506956479d6b843c624e2e4df
2012-09-06 14:28:00|install|apparmor-profiles|2.3-48.9.8.1|noarch||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|a7b408f47b8b32f64bfe7bc5b02013f6ec738208
2012-09-06 14:28:01|install|nscd|2.11.1-0.38.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|fb0f4159863ca88be2e8875ff750a30066ac45c8
2012-09-06 14:28:01|install|glibc-32bit|2.11.1-0.38.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|8cc8d6de139435c3e74a173c19c827a80ab666d4
2012-09-06 14:28:01|install|libaugeas0|0.8.1-7.18.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|ed5ef4474342e2a5bafae8fa5f9c414cd229df41
2012-09-06 14:28:01|install|SLES-for-VMware-release|11.1-1.81|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|6df134cd844c1a0714c2626ac8d76827147dcb03
2012-09-06 14:28:01|install|libxml2-32bit|2.7.6-0.19.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|658fad6f4f5dd66b2c5b0070f8e9a684b98df4eb
2012-09-06 14:28:02|install|libwbclient0|3.4.3-1.42.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|8a87991a81a77f1c3b348b40b37c4d7fb316b5d4
2012-09-06 14:28:02|install|bind-libs|9.6ESVR7P2-0.3.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|898afbc1fd8101ab66e996319b37dfaa6ecf06f9
2012-09-06 14:28:02|install|ipmitool|1.8.11-0.13.8.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|fe4a4080ae7e786d86b98b14287e22f9f01dc89b
2012-09-06 14:28:02|install|libjpeg-32bit|6.2.0-879.12.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|50fc11450aa4341b433a39d2d3c75181ad843a7b
2012-09-06 14:28:03|install|libpng12-0-32bit|1.2.31-5.31.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|fb4f4b1f47a60ca8c0af08b3113e75413bc40dd5
2012-09-06 14:28:03|install|coreutils|6.12-32.39.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|953a27612036be0fe68d7637c1a80eef8674ebf5
2012-09-06 14:28:03|install|pciutils-32bit|3.0.1-2.20.4.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|ffbc0915fc6b9f074bf024689853ebd955ce9899
2012-09-06 14:28:03|install|libopenssl0_9_8-32bit|0.9.8j-0.44.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|08f564a4a6c55f31de9bff4742fa06b61293bf18
2012-09-06 14:28:04|install|openssl|0.9.8j-0.44.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|a974af497dea1f80ae3883a298f1b301a9abc221
2012-09-06 14:28:04|install|libglib-2_0-0-32bit|2.22.5-0.4.3|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|37da098f0e9f38c26b9d3c7684d54e29c429e702
2012-09-06 14:28:04|install|libexpat1-32bit|2.0.1-88.34.1|x86_64||nu_novell_com:SLES11-SP1-VMware-Updates|002a268b4357f7a004e72424b1147f533c7e5edd