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ONTAP EMS message "csm.mismatchRemoteDevice" resolution guide

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Applies to

  • ONTAP
  • Clustered Data ONTAP

Description

This article is the resolution guide for the ONTAP EMS message csm.mismatchRemoteDevice.

EMS Identifier

Cluster01::> event log show -node Clsuter01-01 -event csm*

or

Cluster01::> event log show -node * -event csm*

WARNING csm.mismatchRemoteDevice: CSM connection between source LIF 1023 and destination address <cluster_ip> might not be optimal for session 0104d263bc58cd05. The source is currently connected to <device_name> remote device and the destination is currently connected to <device_name> remote device.

The contents of the message help determine the cause and required troubleshooting.

Note: The device_name entries can indicate:

  • cluster switch names
  • node names
  • dashes (-)
Syslog Translator

Event Details

Ems Identifier csm.mismatchRemoteDevice
Syslog Message CSM connection between source LIF %d and destination address %s might not be optimal for session %s. The source is currently connected to %s remote device and the destination is currently connected to %s remote device.
Severity ERROR
Description The message occurs when the Cluster Session Manager (CSM) establishes a connection between nodes over the cluster network interface, but the node's remote device IDs do not match.
Corrective Action Ensure that the Cisco Discover Protocol (CDP) is running on the nodes and switches. In addition, ensure that the cluster ports are up and the cluster LIFs are configured and hosted according to the suggested cluster configuration.