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Remote ping test fails when joining the node to cluster

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Cluster join fails with "Error: Remote ping test failed when attempting to ping <remote node cluster IP> from <local cluster IP>"

::> cluster setup

Welcome to the cluster setup wizard.

Do you want to create a new cluster or join an existing cluster? {join}:



Existing cluster interface configuration found:


Port    MTU     IP              Netmask

e0a     9000

e0b     9000

Enter the IP address of an interface on the private cluster network from the

cluster you want to join:


Joining cluster at address


System checks ...........Error: Remote ping test failed when attempting to ping from

Verify that this node is cabled correctly and that the cluster interfaces are using ports on the internal cluster interconnect.

To verify, run the ping command from the CLI to ensure each cluster interface can ping all others. For example, "network ping -lif <local cluster lif> -vserver Cluster -destination <remote node cluster IP> -verbose true -show-detail true".

Also, verify that the switchless cluster setting is properly configured for your cluster configuration with the (privilege: advanced) "network options switchless-cluster show" command.  If the setting is incorrect, change it with the "network options switchless-cluster modify" command.

Resolve the issue, then try the command again.

Restarting Cluster Setup


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