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Unable to use an IP address from a subnet - Subnet does not have address available

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  • Attempt to add a new LIF using a specific IP from a predefined Subnet in OnCommand System Manager (OCSM) fails with error:  

Data ONTAP API Failed: Subnet "Subnet_name" in IPspace "IPSpace_name" does not have address "x.x.x.x" available. (Error 13001)

  • Same error is shown when an attempt is made to create the LIF from the CLI:

Error: Command failed: Subnet "Subnet_name" in IPspace "IPSpace_name" does not have address "x.x.x.x" available.

  • No IP addresses in the subnet are available despite only few being actually in use.
  • The "missing" IPs are not found anywhere on the cluster:
  • ​​​​​​10 IP addresses are reported in use:

::> network subnet show -ipspace Default -subnet-name Demo -instance
                     IPspace Name: Default
                      Subnet Name: Demo
                 Broadcast Domain: Default
                   Layer 3 Subnet:
IP Addresses or IP Address Ranges:
              Total Address Count: 10
               Used Address Count: 10            
          Available Address Count: 0

  • Only 2 IP addresses are in use by LIFs - 8 are "missing":

::> network interface show -vserver * -lif * -ipspace * -address 10.20.30.*

                Logical   Status     Network            Current       Current Is
Vserver       Interface   Admin/Oper Address/Mask       Node          Port    Home
-----------  ----------   ---------- ------------------ ------------- ------- ----
                          up/up      cluster1-01   a0a-10  true
                          up/up      cluster1-01   a0a-10  true



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