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Event log is showing "failed to contact peer cluster" errors

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Clustered Mode 8.X
  • Cluster peering

Issue

  • Event log is showing 'Failed to contact peer cluster" and other associated cluster peer errors.
    • This is a sign that cluster peer discovery tasks are failing
  • Examples of these messages include but are not limited to:

Periodic update of peer network information failed. The following operations are incomplete: discovery failure

Periodic update of peer information from <cluster_name> failed. The following operations are incomplete: The identity of peer cluster <cluster_uuid> not found, and name cache updates for cluster <cluster_name> failed 

Address discovery failed for peer cluster <cluster_uuid>. Reason: Failed to discover remote addresses: Failed to contact peer cluster <cluster_name> at address: <IP_address,..,IP_address>. RPC: Remote system error [from mgwd on node <node_name> (VSID: -3) to mgwd at <IP_address>, <IP_address>]

  • These logs have headers such as:

cpeer.xcm.update.warn:error
cpeer.pm.update.warn:error
cpeer.xcm.addr.disc.warn:error

 

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