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Volumes inaccessible from VMware hosts after adding a storage node with a duplicate IP

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Applies to

  • Element Software - All versions
  • SF and H series storage nodes
  • VMware ESXi - All supported versions


A subset of volumes becomes inaccessible to VMware hosts after a new storage node with duplicate IP configuration is added to a cluster. 

Example cluster alert after adding a node (will show in the cluster UI and ActiveIQ):

ID Date Severity Type Node ID Node Name Drive ID Resolved Resolution Time Error Code Details
396 2020-02-03T14:18:12.837Z Warning node 24   0 Yes - networkConfig Network interface Bond10G.99 has a duplicate IP address detected on the network. MAC Addresses with the same IP: {d0:94:66:28:f8:80}


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