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Renaming a Cluster LIF adds the node name to the LIF name automatically

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Applies to

  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8.3 and later
  • Cluster LIF

Issue

While renaming a cluster LIF, ONTAP  will automatically prefix the node name to the LIF if the new name does not already contain the node name.

For Example:

LIF node01_clus1 already complies with the naming scheme and will not change.

Netapp::> net int show
            Logical    Status     Network            Current       Current Is
Vserver     Interface  Admin/Oper Address/Mask       Node          Port    Home
----------- ---------- ---------- ------------------ ------------- ------- ----
Cluster     node01_clus1
                       up/up      169.254.147.172/16 node01        e0d     true
            node01_clus2
                       up/up      169.254.235.191/16 node01        e0f     true
            node02_clus1
                       up/up      169.254.8.177/16   node02        e0d     true
            node02_clus2
                       up/up      169.254.191.120/16 node02        e0f     true


Netapp::> net int rename -vserver Cluster -lif node01_clus1 -newname custom_name_e0d

Netapp::> net int show
            Logical    Status     Network            Current       Current Is
Vserver     Interface  Admin/Oper Address/Mask       Node          Port    Home
----------- ---------- ---------- ------------------ ------------- ------- ----
Cluster     node01_custom_name_e0d
                       up/up      169.254.147.172/16 node01        e0d     true
            node01_clus2
                       up/up      169.254.235.191/16 node01        e0f     true
            node02_clus1
                       up/up      169.254.8.177/16   node02        e0d     true
            node02_clus2
                       up/up      169.254.191.120/16 node02        e0f     true

 

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