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Node management LIFs on newly-added nodes generated with UUID names

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • New nodes added to an existing cluster


  • Node management LIFs for newly-added nodes are created using UUIDs instead of the expected names:
cluster1::> network interface show -role node-mgmt

            Logical    Status     Network            Current       Current Is
Vserver     Interface  Admin/Oper Address/Mask       Node          Port    Home
----------- ---------- ---------- ------------------ ------------- ------- ----
            node-01_mgmt1 up/up   10.xx.xx.xx/24     node-01       e0M     true
            node-02_mgmt1 up/up   10.xx.xx.xx/24     node-02       e0M     true
            cluster_mgmt up/up    10.xx.xx.xx/24     node-01       e0M     true
            3062dcbd-2561-11ed-b22a-d039ea37a890_mgmt1 up/up 10.xx.xx.xx/24 node-03 e0M true
            fe96b76b-2561-11ed-84cd-d039ea967fea_mgmt1 up/up 10.xx.xx.xx/24 node-04 e0M true
  • LIFs cannot be renamed:
cluster1::> network interface rename -vserver cluster1 -lif 3062dcbd-2561-11ed-b22a-d039ea37a890_mgmt1 -newname node-03_mgmt1
Error: command failed: Cant assign LIF to failover group Default because group does not exist.
  • Any other operations to the affected LIF result in the same error message as above.
  • Issue persists even after a new Default broadcast domain is created

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