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My Vserver peer create relationship failing with "failed to communicate with peer cluster"

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9x
  • Vserver Peering


Job "'vserver peer create'" [id 23125] (Creating a Vserver peer relationship between source vservername and destination vserver completed unsuccessfully: Failed to communicate with peer cluster. Reason: (Failed to contact peer cluster "destination" at addresses: RPC: Remote system error [from mgwd on node "nodename" (VSID: -3 source vserver) to mgwd at Intercluster logical interfaces (LIFs) on both the clusters must be up. Use the "network interface show" command to display logical interface information. Cluster peering relationship must be healthy.

cluster peer show -cluster <source cluster>

Peer Cluster Name: <destination cluster?
Remote Intercluster
Availability of the Remote Cluster: Unavailable
Remote Cluster Name:
<destination cluster?
Active IP Addresses:
Cluster Serial Number: -


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