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[NetApp 9.8] cluster join from node in a different subnet

YashFareki
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Hello there,

 

I'd like to know if I can join an existing ONTAP 9.8 cluster from a node (ONTAP 9.8) located in a different subnet.

Does the node must be in the same subnet than the cluster one?

 

I don't find anything about this subject, if you have any documentation about this question i'll take it!

 

Regards.

Yash

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SpindleNinja
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ok, that's a little different. I'll still ask why, and if it needs to be separate, can it just be its own cluster?   

 I did some digging through docs, and couldn't find anything specific to this as far as best practices.     I would be careful that the cluster mgmt lif doesn't some how end up on the other pair. 

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SpindleNinja
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Do you mean the node mgmt IP?  

YashFareki
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Absolutely

SpindleNinja
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Node 1's mgmt IP on subnet A and node 2's IP on subnet B. 

Why?  

 

While I think you could, though hwassit could be affected,  i wouldn't do it for any customer.

 

 

YashFareki
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Node[1-2-3-4-5-6] are in the same subnet but not node[7-8].

This is actually the configuration imposed by the network team of my company. I unfortunately cannot change that!

 

Will nodes[7-8] be able to join the cluster?

SpindleNinja
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ok, that's a little different. I'll still ask why, and if it needs to be separate, can it just be its own cluster?   

 I did some digging through docs, and couldn't find anything specific to this as far as best practices.     I would be careful that the cluster mgmt lif doesn't some how end up on the other pair. 

YashFareki
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Does someone has NetApp official documentation about this?

Thanks.

YashFareki
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Thank you @SpindleNinja for your reply, I think that it would be wiser to move the nodes into the same subnet.

 

I am however surprised that this subject is not documented.

 

Thanks again.

Yash

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