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Vscan server will not connect to one or more nodes

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • ONTAP Antivirus Connector
  • Vscan


  • One or more nodes of a clustered Data ONTAP cluster will not connect to a defined VSCAN server. Configuration is correct per the appropriate Ontap 9 Antivirus Configuration Guide.
  • No scanning is occurring despite one node showing as 'connected'.

Cluster::> vscan connection-status show
(vserver vscan connection-status show)
Connected Connected
Vserver Node Server-Count Servers
--------------- ------------------- ------------ -----------------------------
svm1 node1 1 10.x0x.x0x.5x
svm1 node2 0 -
2 entries were displayed.

  • AV connector logs display a sequence similar to the following:

11.045: Attempting reverse DNS lookup of 10.x0.1x.2x
11.060: Found host SVM.domain.local for IP 10.x0.1x.2x
11.247: Attempting reverse DNS lookup of 10.1x.x0.3x
11.263: 10.x0.1x.2x resolved to SVM.domain.local
11.450: Found host SVM.domain.local for IP 10.1x.x0.3x
11.450: 10.1x.x0.3x resolved to SVM.domain.local

  • AV Connector 1.0.4 logs display a sequence similar to the following:

01/27/21-11:11:19.182Z Found host SVM.domain.local for IP 10.x0.1x.2x
01/27/21-11:11:19.182Z SVM.domain.local resolves to multiple IP addresses; cannot use it.

Note: Both LIFs resolve to the same hostname.


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