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Cluster Failover error

Hi all, question about an error we're seeing.  We have a FAS3020c, it had been offline for a while and I am getting it set back up and configured under our new network.

It has the error "Cluster failover partner unknown. Cluster failover not possible."  I don't really know what this is, but I'm guessing it's the second half of an active/active config.  It may have been at one point connected to the other filer, but now it's a standalone and will be reconfigured as such.  Through the web console I saw that Clustering was disabled (Cluster disabled.  VIA Interconnect is down (link 0 down, link 1 down)).  I also turned off SnapMirror, but the error persists.  Any thoughts or suggestions how to resolve this?



Re: Cluster Failover error

Per the sysconfig guide the nvram has to be moved between slots for cluster on non cluster on the 3020. Sloy 3 if clustered ad slot 1 if not clustered.

Also. If not clustered anymore, "license delete cluster" from the cli and reboot. And also at the cfe> firmware prompt also type "unsetenv partner-sysid" to remove the partner

Re: Cluster Failover error

iPhone typos. Slot 1 for nvram if standalone and not clustered.

Re: Cluster Failover error

nvram is already in slot 1...

Will the "license delete cluster" actually delete the license or the ability to cluster it again in the future?

Re: Cluster Failover error

It won't lose the ability to cluster later... to cluster later, "license add xxxxxx" to re-add the license, reboot... and move NVRAM to slot 3.  You may still need to "unsetenv partner-sysid" from the CFE> prompt (ctrl-c to break the boot) since that setting can still make it think it is a cluster... if you cluster again it will repopulate automatically from the partner.