> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Simpson Lachlan
> > Sent: Wednesday, 3 February 2016 9:50 AM

> >
> > [root@vmts-linux1 ~]# ipa-client-install
> > --server=vmts-linuxidm.unix.example.org - -domain=unix.example.org
> > Autodiscovery of servers for failover cannot work with this configuration.
> > If you proceed with the installation, services will be configured to
> > always access the discovered server for all operations and will not
> > fail over to other servers in case of failure.
> > Proceed with fixed values and no DNS discovery? [no]:
> >
> >
> > I think we now have two solid conclusions:
> >
> >  - there are DNS issues in my domain that I need to fix up (why isn't
> > _ldap._tcp.unix.example.org resolving to the IPA server?)
> >  - the man page should clearly state that --server can't be run
> > without the --domain option, unless it can, and the error message is wrong.

Sure enough, #1 was true, and when the DNS entries for _ldap._tcp and 
_kerberos._tcp within that domain were fixed, running ipa-client-install worked 
exactly as expected.

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