Subj. This is a message which is logged at both 3170 heads which are configured as a cluster. License is installed and cf options are configured. But the the message above appears in both heads at least twice a day. Any suggestions?
I had the same experince on a FAS3240 cluster running 8.0.1RC3 7-mode.
I believe the message is related to metro cluster but cannot find the original KB article that led me to that conclusion when I first encountered this message.
Rather than face the possible confusion caused by this message I choose to uninstall the cluster_remote license on the system as I did not need the functionality that the license provided.
Once I did that the message stopped appearing.
In my cause this was a lab system and I could easily rebuild it if I had made the wrong decision in uninstalling the license.
Before removing licenses from a system you may want to check with your NetApp sales team / reseller or NetApp support to make sure your actions don't have any unintentional consequences.
I did some digging around on why I was seeing this message in the first place and I believe its not something to do with ONTAP 8 specifically but rather changes that NetApp have made in their software license bundles which means systems now are shipped with a cluster_remote license installed as part of the basic license package. However this is more supposition on my part right now rather than actual fact.
Thank you. In this case I simple leave the stuff as is. I think screenshot from DFM is something to do with cluster_remote license. I'd expect that removeing that license would correct the output from the DFM.
simply remove the cluster_remote license and the message will disappear. The only impact it will have is that it will disable the "cf takeover -d" command, which is only meaningful in MetroCluster environments. If you have a simple (non-syncmirrored) cluster, you don't need the cluster_remote license.
You can always add it back later if you decide to use MetroCluster