Is it possible to configure two instances of ontap8 simulator "7-mode nodes" as an HA cluster - in the physical world the nodes would be connected by two infiniband cards and "talk" to each other via the cluster interconnects... has anyone done this with simulator instances? I'd like to see a "cf failover" and "cf giveback" in an ontap8 simulator. Dave Lacerte FSE
Did anyone get the 8.1.x Simulator 7-mode HA cluster to work? It was supposedly promised in 8.1 but I see there is no license key for 'cluster' in the 7-mode license key list.
I find a license for cf : JQIGWWF
I do the change of the S/N on the second node, but I can't still do it working.
DOT812-7M> cf status
DOT812-7M cluster monitor not initialized.
Partner is unknown
I'm starting to look at ONTAP 8 7-mode and would like to know the answer to this as well.
Please, no more replies about 7.x simulator - I know how to do that and it is not relevant to the question.
Clustering works for me without a problem in 7G simulator. Two instances run though within the same Ubuntu VM, so spoofing infiniband cluster interconnect is easy. Not sure how it is meant to work with ONTAP 8, 7G-mode.
a cluster in a 7.x sim is easy: (from the FAQ)
To configure the Data ONTAP Simulator for the (cluster) Active Active Pair do the
CFO Step I:
Run the Setup and when it ask for the following say yes and continue the setup
Would you like to install as a cluster? [no]: yes
====================================> Say yes to install the Active Active Pair
CFO Step II: Now you will find node1 & node2 simulators installed in the given path.
CFO Step III: Run the setup script for each node and configure the interface which needs to
take over a partner IP address during failover.
Done that with 7.2.4, 184.108.40.206, 7.3.1, 7.3.2... Works like a charm.
(Alternatively use startup switches for the original install...)
What I'd like to know, just like the original poster, is if (and how) to do this with the completely redesigned Ontap-8 Sim?
(I don't have the HW -- yet - to run the 8-Sim 😞 )
Sorry for the delay in response. ONTAP 8 simulator i havent updated with the complete FAQ . The simulator blog is going for a complete revamp.
For time being i will try the same in my local lab and get back to via the Personal Message. Should be possible by this week to get back to you.
No problem with sharing, but what particular config file you after? (sorry if my question is dumb )
(and BTW: the two clustered sim instances I am running are v. 7.3.1)