ONTAP 9.8 and later: Recover from an incorrectly configured cluster LIF
A cluster cannot be created when the cluster network is cabled to a switch but not all of the ports configured in the Cluster IPspace can reach the other ports configured in the Cluster IPspace.
In a switched cluster, if a cluster network interface (LIF) is configured on the wrong port, or if a cluster port is wired into the wrong network, the
cluster create command can fail with the following error:
Not all local cluster ports have reachability to one another. Use the "network port reachability show -detail" command for more details.
The results of the
network port show command might show that several ports are added to the Cluster IPspace because they are connected to a port that is configured with a cluster LIF. However, the results of the
reachability show -detail command reveal which ports do not have connectivity to one another.
To recover from a cluster LIF configured on a port that is not reachable to the other ports configured with cluster LIFs, perform the following steps:
Reset the home port of the cluster LIF to the correct port:
net port modify -home-port
Remove the ports that do not have cluster LIFs configured on them from the cluster broadcast domain:
net port broadcast-domain remove-ports
Create the cluster:
When you complete the cluster creation, the system detects the correct configuration and places the ports into the correct broadcast domains.