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Can't Join second node into 8.2.3 simulate cluster


I want to create 8.2.3 multinode cluster simulator, in which I am able to create a single node without changing default serial number. Then I have started to create a second node but in which we have to change serial number (defined in license.txt) but after that I am not able to join this node into cluster.


Is there any document available for specific to this version (8.2.3)?



What error do you receive when trying to join the cluster?



Shivang -


I didn't find a link for the 8.2.3 Setuo Guide, but it shouldn't be any different from other versions.

(I still have a copy of the 8.2.1 Setup guide, but didn't want to post it.)


You need to change the nvram.sysid as well as the serial number of the second node:


10. Change the Serial Number and System ID for this node:
VLOADER> setenv SYS_SERIAL_NUM 4034389-06-2
VLOADER> setenv bootarg.nvram.sysid 4034389062
11. Verify that the information was saved correctly by entering the following two commands:
VLOADER> printenv bootarg.nvram.sysid


I hope this response has been helpful to you.


At your service,


Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.
Independent NetApp Consultant
Senior NetApp Instructor, FastLane US
(P.S. I appreciate 'kudos' on any helpful posts.)


I have already changed these both parameters for second node but after that It should ask for this option:


Do you want to create a new cluster or join an existing cluster?

for joining we have to choose "join" but it is not asking for this option


8.2.3 should boot into cluster setup after doing the option 4 install.  If you are not getting that,  it might be helpful to know what you are seeing, or which prompt you are getting.



For example, if you're at the loader:


The you need to boot_ontap


If you're getting a login prompt:


Then try admin with no password

then run 'cluster setup'


If you're getting a bootloop, then press ctrl-c when prompted and do an option 4 install.


A few other cases might be solved by just creating a new VM from the original tgz archive.  




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We are deploying this node on ESXI6.0, Is this reason for not joining?


I have a bunch of them running on esxi6, so probably not.  


But, check that both network adapter 0 and 1 are on the same vswitch and portgroup.  For testing you can create a local vswitch and connect them up there.


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