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got an error when enabling storage failover

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When enabling storage failover (Data ONTAP 8.1 cluster mode, 2 nodes),I got an error says that "failed to enabe storage failover serivce,reason: storage failover monitor not initialized",

 

did I do any configuration wrong? I followed the help guide step by step, the command I had input was: storage failover modify -node node_name -enabled true

 

Thanks a lot for any feedbackSmiley Happy

got an error when enabling storage failover

I have few other users facing the same. Could be ontap issue

Re: got an error when enabling storage failover

"Storage failover monitor not initialized"

You need to restart all the nodes in the cluster after the initial cluster setup. Storage failover needs a reboot to initialize. I had this problem myself.

Re: got an error when enabling storage failover

The post from promise is correct and fixed it for me.

But on a two node cluster, dont forget to enable: "cluster ha modify -configured true" otherwise Epsilon will not be your frind

Re: got an error when enabling storage failover

Another way to troubleshoot this is:

storage failover hwassist show

It shows the Monitor status and, if the Monitor is inactive, provides Inactive Reasons and Corrective Actions.