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Can't Join second node into 8.2.3 simulate cluster

I want to create 8.2.3 multinode cluster simulator, in which I am able to create a single node without changing default serial number. Then I have started to create a second node but in which we have to change serial number (defined in license.txt) but after that I am not able to join this node into cluster.

 

Is there any document available for specific to this version (8.2.3)?

Re: Can't Join second node into 8.2.3 simulate cluster

 

Shivang -

 

I didn't find a link for the 8.2.3 Setuo Guide, but it shouldn't be any different from other versions.

(I still have a copy of the 8.2.1 Setup guide, but didn't want to post it.)

 

You need to change the nvram.sysid as well as the serial number of the second node:

 

10. Change the Serial Number and System ID for this node:
VLOADER> setenv SYS_SERIAL_NUM 4034389-06-2
VLOADER> setenv bootarg.nvram.sysid 4034389062
11. Verify that the information was saved correctly by entering the following two commands:
VLOADER> printenv SYS_SERIAL_NUM
VLOADER> printenv bootarg.nvram.sysid

 


I hope this response has been helpful to you.

 

At your service,

 

Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.
Independent NetApp Consultant http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff
Senior NetApp Instructor, FastLane US http://www.fastlaneus.com/
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Re: Can't Join second node into 8.2.3 simulate cluster

What error do you receive when trying to join the cluster?

Re: Can't Join second node into 8.2.3 simulate cluster

I have already changed these both parameters for second node but after that It should ask for this option:

 

Do you want to create a new cluster or join an existing cluster?

for joining we have to choose "join" but it is not asking for this option

Re: Can't Join second node into 8.2.3 simulate cluster

8.2.3 should boot into cluster setup after doing the option 4 install.  If you are not getting that,  it might be helpful to know what you are seeing, or which prompt you are getting.

 

 

For example, if you're at the loader:

VLOADER>

The you need to boot_ontap

 

If you're getting a login prompt:

login:

Then try admin with no password

then run 'cluster setup'

 

If you're getting a bootloop, then press ctrl-c when prompted and do an option 4 install.

 

A few other cases might be solved by just creating a new VM from the original tgz archive.  

 

 

 

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Re: Can't Join second node into 8.2.3 simulate cluster

We are deploying this node on ESXI6.0, Is this reason for not joining?

Re: Can't Join second node into 8.2.3 simulate cluster

I have a bunch of them running on esxi6, so probably not.  

 

But, check that both network adapter 0 and 1 are on the same vswitch and portgroup.  For testing you can create a local vswitch and connect them up there.

 

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