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FAS2040 8.1.4 cDOT

Hey guys,

 

We migrated from a 2040 to a 2552 last year and are now wanting to re-use the old 2040 as a lab box to train our engineers internally. I've converted 7M to cDOT and reinitialised all the disks, got all the way through the setup no problem. Remembering that 2 Node switchless came about in 8.2 we have the interconnect's going through an external switch, the following commands show positive results:

 

 

 

BHAM-LAB-CLU01::> cluster ha show
High Availability Configured: true

BHAM-LAB-CLU01::> storage failover show
Node                              Partner                        Takeover Possible    State
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
BHAM-LAB-CLU01-01    BHAM-LAB-CLU01-02    true                          Connected to BHAM-LAB-CLU01-02
BHAM-LAB-CLU01-02    BHAM-LAB-CLU01-01    true                          Connected to BHAM-LAB-CLU01-01

 

 

The cluster LIF's can ping between each other no problem, all looks good to me. We have added an SVM and begun adding data LIFs. All worked find until we started adding SAN LIF's - we get the following error:

 

 

net int create -vserver BHAM-LAB-SVM01 -lif BHAM_LAB_SVM01_ISCSI01_A -role data -home-node BHAM-LAB-CLU01-01 -home-port a0a-3011 -address 10.30.11.2 -netmask 255.255.255.0 -status-admin up -data-protocol iscsi -firewall-policy data -auto-revert false
 
Info: create_imp: Failed to create virtual interface
Error: command failed: SAN management operation failed, kernel configuration service cannot communicate with other cluster nodes. Node BHAM-LAB-CLU01-01 may be in the process of becoming ready, please retry the command. (error 53)

 

Trauled through logs and nothing serious is reported. Has anyone got any ideas? There is another discussion where someone came across the same issue but this was for a single node cluster on < 8.2 which doesn't apply here. From what I can tell the nodes are up and happy so don't know why the first node "may be in the process of becoming ready"?

 

http://community.netapp.com/t5/Data-ONTAP-Discussions/SAN-on-FAS2040-one-controller-cannot-communicate-with-other-cluster-nodes/td-p/77594

 

 

Re: FAS2040 8.1.4 cDOT

For clarity this issue only relates to SAN, you get the same issue when you run this command:

 

BHAM-LAB-CLU01::> vserver iscsi create -vserver BHAM-LAB-SVM01 -target-alias BHAM-LAB-SVM01 -status-admin up

Error: command failed: SAN management operation failed, kernel configuration service cannot communicate with other cluster nodes. Node BHAM-LAB-CLU01-01 may be in the process of becoming ready, please retry the command. (error 53)

or FCP

 

BHAM-LAB-CLU01::> vserver fcp create -status-admin up -vserver BHAM-LAB-SVM01

Error: command failed: SAN management operation failed, kernel configuration service cannot communicate with other cluster nodes. Node BHAM-LAB-CLU01-01 may be in the process of becoming ready, please retry the command. (error 53)

File services seem to work fine Smiley Happy

Re: FAS2040 8.1.4 cDOT

Just to confirm, the FAS2040 does not support SAN configurations in 8.1.x

 

The Hardware Universe and the Platform Mixing Rules Documents confirm no SAN support

 

HWU - hwu.netapp.com

Platform Mixing Rules - https://library.netapp.com/ecm/ecm_get_file/ECMP1644424

 

thanks

 

Neil