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Problem after cluster unjoin Job failed: This operation deletes all failover targets from the failover group that is in use by a lif

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.1
  • Cluster Unjoin


  • Having performed a cluster unjoin of the second node in a HA pair the cluster was in a unhealthy state along with some stale cluster configuration references to the node which was previously unjoined.
  • Node Cluster-02 is still present in the Cluster Show output even though it was unjoined.

Cluster::*> cluster show
Node                 Health  Eligibility   Epsilon
-------------------- ------- ------------  ------------
Cluster-02          false   false         false
Cluster-03          true    true          true
Cluster-04          true    true          false
Cluster-05          true    true          false
Cluster-06          true    true          false
Cluster-07          true    true          false
Cluster-08          true    true          false
7 entries were displayed

  • A force unjoin also fails to complete:

Cluster::*> cluster unjoin -node Cluster-02 -force true

Warning: This command will forcibly unjoin node "Cluster-02" from the cluster. You must unjoin the failover partner as well. This will permanently remove
         from the cluster any volumes that remain on that node and any logical interfaces with that node as the home-node. Contact support for additional
Do you want to continue? {y|n}: y

[Job 60197] Job is queued: Cluster unjoin of Node:Cluster-02 with UUID:XXXXX.                                              
[Job 60197] Checking prerequisites                                                                                                                         
[Job 60197] Cleaning cluster database                                                                                                                      
Error: command failed: [Job 60197] Job failed: This operation deletes all failover targets from the failover group that
is in use by a lif


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