2011-01-13 10:56 AM
Subj. This is a message which is logged at both 3170 heads which are configured as a cluster. License is installed and cf options are configured. But the the message above appears in both heads at least twice a day. Any suggestions?
Also, here is a screenshot from DFM
2011-01-13 03:24 PM
Which version of ONTAP are you running and which licenses are installed on the 3170s?
It looks like you might have a cluster_remote license installed.
Are you planning on using this system in a metro cluster configuration?
2011-01-13 11:30 PM
ONTAP is v8, 7-mode.
And yes, you are correct, there is cluster_remote license installed but there are no plans to use that system in metro cluster.
So, it this message only related to metro cluster config and could be ignored?
2011-01-14 05:32 AM
I had the same experince on a FAS3240 cluster running 8.0.1RC3 7-mode.
I believe the message is related to metro cluster but cannot find the original KB article that led me to that conclusion when I first encountered this message.
Rather than face the possible confusion caused by this message I choose to uninstall the cluster_remote license on the system as I did not need the functionality that the license provided.
Once I did that the message stopped appearing.
In my cause this was a lab system and I could easily rebuild it if I had made the wrong decision in uninstalling the license.
Before removing licenses from a system you may want to check with your NetApp sales team / reseller or NetApp support to make sure your actions don't have any unintentional consequences.
I did some digging around on why I was seeing this message in the first place and I believe its not something to do with ONTAP 8 specifically but rather changes that NetApp have made in their software license bundles which means systems now are shipped with a cluster_remote license installed as part of the basic license package. However this is more supposition on my part right now rather than actual fact.
Hope this helps.
2011-01-14 01:46 PM
Thank you. In this case I simple leave the stuff as is. I think screenshot from DFM is something to do with cluster_remote license. I'd expect that removeing that license would correct the output from the DFM.
2011-05-09 01:09 PM
Any information on this?
Can this be ignored? Can the message be disabled? Or is the solution removing the cluster_remote license?
2011-05-11 12:52 AM
simply remove the cluster_remote license and the message will disappear. The only impact it will have is that it will disable the "cf takeover -d" command, which is only meaningful in MetroCluster environments. If you have a simple (non-syncmirrored) cluster, you don't need the cluster_remote license.
You can always add it back later if you decide to use MetroCluster
2012-01-25 01:26 PM
Here is the bug link with an explanation and the workaround: http://now.netapp.com/NOW/cgi-bin/bol?Type=Detail&Display=496375
2012-01-25 06:55 PM
IIRC 8.1 will obsolete free licenses. I wonder what is the situation there.
2012-08-23 10:08 AM
This is now fixed in version 8.1.1 (GA). see bug detail: http://now.netapp.com/NOW/cgi-bin/bol?Type=Detail&Display=496375