Mapping network ports

To enable the new node to communicate with other nodes in the cluster and with the network after the upgrade, you need to make sure that the physical ports on the new node map correctly to the physical ports on the original node.


  1. Locate the original nodes' port and LIF configuration information that you recorded previously.
  2. Record information for each new node's ports, broadcast domains, and IPspaces.
  3. Make the following changes:
    1. Boot the new node to the storage system prompt if you have not already done so.
    2. Add the correct ports to the Cluster broadcast domain: network port modify -ipspace Cluster -mtu 9000
      This example adds Cluster port e1b on "node-new": network port modify -node node-new -port e1b -ipspace Cluster -mtu 9000
    3. Migrate the LIFs to the new ports, once for each LIF: network interface migrate -vserver vserver_name -lif lif_name -source-node node-new -destination-node node-new -destination-port port_name
      SAN data LIFs can be migrated only when they are offline.
    4. Modify the home port of the Cluster LIFs: network interface modify -vserver Cluster -lif lif_name –home-port port_name
    5. Remove the old ports from the Cluster broadcast domain: network port broadcast-domain remove-ports -ipspace Cluster -broadcast-domain Cluster -ports node-new:port
    6. Display the health state of the new node: cluster show -node node-new -fields health
  4. Delete any ports of the original node that no longer exist on the new node (advanced privilege level): network port delete -node node_name -port port_name
  5. Adjust the node-management broadcast domain and migrate the node-management and cluster-management LIFs if necessary:
    1. Display the home port of a LIF: network interface show -fields home-node,home-port
    2. Display the broadcast domain containing the port: network port broadcast-domain show -ports node_name:port_name
    3. Add or remove ports from broadcast domains as necessary: network port broadcast-domain add-portsnetwork port broadcast-domain remove-ports
    4. Modify a LIF’s home port if necessary: network interface modify -vserver vserver -lif lif_name –home-port port_name
  6. Adjust the intercluster broadcast domains and migrate the intercluster LIFs, if necessary, using the same commands in Step 5.
  7. Adjust any other broadcast domains and migrate the data LIFs, if necessary, using the same commands in Step 5.
  8. Adjust all the LIF failover groups: network interface modify -failover-group failover_group -failover-policy failover_policy
    The following command sets the failover policy to broadcast-domain-wide and uses the ports in failover group "fg1" as failover targets for LIF "data1" on "node3": network interface modify -vserver node3 -lif data1 -failover-policy broadcast-domain-wide -failover-group fg1
  9. Display the new node's network port attributes: network port show -node node-new