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Unable to switchback following a motherboard replacement

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Applies to

  • AFF & FAS
  • ONTAP 9
  • Two-node stretch MetroCluster


  • Unable to perform a switchback after completing a motherboard replacement:
clusterA::> metrocluster switchback -simulate
[Job 001] Setting up the node and cluster components for the switchback operation...[Job 001] Job failed: Failed to set up the node and cluster components for the switchback operation. Use the
"metrocluster operation show" command to view detailed error information. Resolve the errors, then try the command
clusterA::> metrocluster operation show
       Operation: switchback-simulate
           State: failed
      Start Time: 10/27/2022 11:34:27
        End Time: 10/27/2022 11:35:09
          Errors: Failed to set up the node and cluster components for the switchback operation.
                  clusterA (fatal): Configuration replication service is not ready in cluster "clusterB". Wait a few minutes, then try the command again.
  • The impaired node doesn't recognize its in switchover:
clusterB::> metrocluster show
Configuration: stretch
Cluster                        Entry Name             State
------------------------------ ---------------------- ---------------------
Local: clusterB
                                 Configuration State  configured
                                                Mode  normal
                                 AUSO Failure Domain  auso-on-cluster-disaster
Remote: clusterA
                                 Configuration State  configured
                                                Mode  switchover
                                 AUSO Failure Domain  auso-on-cluster-disaster

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