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Mismatch in definitions listed in the /etc/hosts and /etc/rc files

Applies to

  • Data ONTAP 7 and earlier
  • Data ONTAP 7-Mode
  • Data ONTAP 8 7-Mode
  • Data ONTAP 8.1 7-Mode
  • Data ONTAP 8.2 7-Mode
  • System Risk #2258


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The network interfaces from the rc file as well as the hostname need to be present in the hosts file in order to assign an IP address. If all interfaces are not defined, an outage can occur after a takeover / giveback or on reboot.

/etc/rc file:

hostname filer
ifconfig e0a `hostname`-e0a netmask partner e0a mtusize 1500
ifconfig e0b `hostname`-e0b netmask partner e0b mtusize 1500

/etc/hosts file: localhost-10 localhost-bsd localhost-20 localhost-sk filer filer-e0a



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