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Name services fail due to multiple default gateways with the same metric

Applies to



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Possible symptoms include the following:

  • All CIFS clients per a particular Storage Virtual Machine (SVM) might be unable to access any shares.


Windows cannot access \<hostname>
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  • Unable to contact a domain controller while joining an SVM to the Active Directory Domain(AD).

  • NFS clients are unable to mount exports that include Hostnames instead of IP addresses.

  • Any protocol that relies on name services (LDAP, NIS, DNS) is susceptible.

Thu May 26 00:06:13 EDT [<NODENAME>: mgwd: dns.server.timed.out:warning]: DNS server <DNS_IP> did not respond to vserver = <VSERVER> within timeout interval.

EMS logs may include message which include the phrase: "No route to host"


[ 12] Failed to connect to <DNS_IP> for DNS: No route to host
[ 12] Failed to connect to <DNS_IP> for DNS: No route to host


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