When enabling storage failover (Data ONTAP 8.1 cluster mode, 2 nodes),I got an error says that "failed to enabe storage failover serivce,reason: storage failover monitor not initialized",
did I do any configuration wrong? I followed the help guide step by step, the command I had input was: storage failover modify -node node_name -enabled true
Thanks a lot for any feedback:)
I have few other users facing the same. Could be ontap issue
"Storage failover monitor not initialized"
You need to restart all the nodes in the cluster after the initial cluster setup. Storage failover needs a reboot to initialize. I had this problem myself.
The post from promise is correct and fixed it for me.
But on a two node cluster, dont forget to enable: "cluster ha modify -configured true" otherwise Epsilon will not be your frind
Another way to troubleshoot this is:
storage failover hwassist show
It shows the Monitor status and, if the Monitor is inactive, provides Inactive Reasons and Corrective Actions.