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Cluster join can fail due to incorrect cabling with BES-53248

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Applies to

  • All FAS/AFF
  • ONTAP 9.X
  • Cluster switch Broadcom BES-53248


  • Error joining new nodes from a different platform to an already existing cluster, with cluster switches Broadcom BES-53248. Example:
Cluster network RPC communication test from local address to
Error: Cluster network RPC communication test from local address to failed with subsequent larger RPC request of size 1024 where size 0 succeeded. Possible MTU mismatch on cluster network ports or network switch. 
Reason: f_echo_1: RPC: Timed out; netid=tcp fd=253 TO=5.0s TT=5.001s O=1076b I=0b CN=275/2 VSID=-3 <-> Verify the network configuration.


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