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LIF failover policy

Hi everybody,
I was wondering if system-defined failover policy won't migrate lifs to a HA partner even if there are only two nodes in a cluster which are in a HA pair.
I came to an understanding that this policy only migrates to local ports or ports on non-HA partner nodes. This is a default policy and sounds problematic in a one HA pair cluster...
Thanks in advance!

Re: LIF failover policy

Hi,

 

Please refer KB https://kb.netapp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/1005606/loc/en_US (requires login)

The following command displays information about the failover targets for all LIFs in a two-node cluster. The Failover Targets row shows the (prioritized) list of node-port combinations for a given LIF.

cluster-1::> network interface show -failover
         Logical       Home                  Failover        Failover
Vserver  Interface     Node:Port             Policy          Group
-------- ------------- --------------------- --------------- ---------
Cluster
         node1_clus1   node1:e0a             local-only      Cluster
                       Failover Targets: node1:e0a,
                                         node1:e0b
         node1_clus2   node1:e0b             local-only      Cluster
                       Failover Targets: node1:e0b,
                                         node1:e0a
         node2_clus1   node2:e0a             local-only      Cluster
                       Failover Targets: node2:e0a,
                                         node2:e0b
         node2_clus2   node2:e0b             local-only      Cluster
                       Failover Targets: node2:e0b,
                                         node2:e0a
cluster1
         cluster_mgmt  node1:e0c             broadcast-domain-wide
                                                             Default
                       Failover Targets: node1:e0c,
                                         node1:e0d,
                                         node2:e0c,
                                         node2:e0d
         node1_mgmt1   node1:e0c             local-only      Default
                       Failover Targets: node1:e0c,
                                         node1:e0d
         node2_mgmt1   node2:e0c             local-only      Default
                       Failover Targets: node2:e0c,
                                         node2:e0d
vs1
         data1         node1:e0e             system-defined  bcast1
                       Failover Targets: node1:e0e,
                                         node1:e0f,
                                         node2:e0e,
                                         node2:e0f

Reference http://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/index.jsp?topic=%2Fcom.netapp.doc.dot-cm-nmg%2FGUID-964FE956-1687-4255-A5AE-71BB990F5BCF.html

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Re: LIF failover policy

First of all thank you for replying!
Your comment doesn't state explicitly whether system defined policy would allow migrating lifs to ha partner in a one HA pair cluster. The valid ports for migration are a combination of the failover group and the restriction enforced by the policy. It is still not 100% clear to me if it would allow the migration stated above. I came to an understanding that this policy surely won't allow migration to a ha partner in a multinode cluster. It would help me greatly if anyone can find out if the above mentioned migration is possible.
Thanks in advance!