I'm just curious as to this new message I get when im taking over 8.2.1p1 ....
I've never seen this before.. This must be new in 7-mode and if so, where in the documentation is this
filer> cf takeover cf: CIFS is active on some of the partner's vfilers. Terminate CIFS on each of the partner vfiler to proceed further.
filer(takeover)> CIFS connections are active on the partner node. CIFS must be terminated on each vfiler on the partner node with active connections prior to giveback. Giveback was vetoed by vfiler_low_level. Giveback was vetoed by cifs.
Within our environment we normally have over 900 cifs connections. If we initiate a cluster failover and allow users to be given a grace period, the filer will go and notify every user, sometimes this goes for 40mins.
To terminate cifs across the filer and vfiler you can execute: vfiler run * cifs terminate to complete terminating cifs all at once.
Terminating cifs in that manner is not the problem. The problem I have is that this code appears to be new in the 8.2.x and we aren't used to seeing this. We find it to be a bit annoying while performing maintenance.