This is a fresh XSAN, I started with a clean install on a wiped 10.8.5 ML Server (Xserve 2009). Have LUNs, volume, and already migrated some data to it. So far so good.
I tried for 2 hours to add (10.8.5 and 10.8.4) clients with no success. I enable XSAN in SysPrefs, XSAN Admin sees the clients easily, I authenticate, but after a while I get the message:
"Failed to write configuration files on computer"
The first 'client' was another server which I was going to promote to a secondary MDC, but never got this far. The other client was a normal Mac Pro.
I checked pings, DNS (dig), changeip -checkhostname, everything resolves just fine. OD is in place, separate private metadata network set manually with a separate subnet.
Are there any log files that'll show in more detail what's failing and where?
One thing I just thought about is that our entire facility DNS is set with A records for machines ("Solo") and CNAME for roles ("edit1"). The Add Computers window shows the CNAMEs for the machines, which looks just the way I expect it to, but is there something against having CNAMEs in an XSAN environment?