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Broadcast domain unreachable after switch suspends VLAN

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Virtual LAN (VLAN)


  • The following message is reported in EMS: 
    • vifmgr.reach.noreach:notice]: Network port e10a on node node1 cannot reach its expected broadcast domain Default:vlan1. No other broadcast domains appear to be reachable from this port
  • On the switch, the following error is seen (or similar):
    • %ETHPORT-3-IF_ERROR_VLANS_SUSPENDED: VLANs 1,2 on Interface port-channel1 are being suspended.
      (Reason: invalid argument to function call)

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