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Cluster switch not reachable via SNMP, CSHM (cluster switch health monitor) alert

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  • Below health alert is triggered, after node reboot.
  • SNMP configuration is checked to be correct and has not been changed prior to this alert.

cluster_name::*> system health alert show
Node: node_name
Resource: switch_name
Severity: Major
Indication Time: Sat Jul 13 09:40:57 2019
Suppress: false
Acknowledge: true
Probable Cause: Cluster switch "switch_name" with IP address
"xx.xx.xx.xx" is not reachable via SNMP. Incorrect
SNMP community string might be configured on the
cluster switch.
Possible Effect: Cluster switch communication problems and
accessibility issues.
Corrective Actions: Check the SNMP community string on the cluster switch
to verify the expected community string is configured.
Use the "system cluster-switch show -snmp-config"
command to view the expected community string.



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