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MetroCluster-IP Switchback Fails With Error (fatal): Configuration replication service is not ready in cluster

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Applies to

  • MetroCluster-IP
  • ONTAP 9
  • In switchover state
  • All nodes booted


Switchback fails with error messages:

Failed to set up the node and cluster components for the switchback operation.  Cluster01 (fatal): Configuration

replication service is not ready in cluster "Cluster02". Wait a few minutes, then try the command again.

Cluster01::Cluster01-N1 (non-overridable veto): Failed to read DR partner state. Verify that the Fibre Channel
interconnect is up and not cross-connected, then retry the operation.

Search the EMS event log for multiple iterations of these error messages:

[Cluster01: DR_heartbeat_thread: cf.ic.xferTimedOutVSA:notice]: HA interconnect: MCC_DRSOM transfer timed out.
[Cluster01: DR_heartbeat_thread: ems.engine.suppressed:debug]: Event 'rdma.rlib.event.error' suppressed 6 times in last 60


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