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DNS unreachable after DR cutover in ONTAP 9.11.1 and 9.12.1

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9.11.1
  • ONTAP 9.12.1
  • SVM-DR


  • After performing DR cutover, SVM is unable to connect to the DNS server
    • This might affect CIFS or NFS access
  • dns check returns Network is unreachable


::*> dns check -vserver svm1 -name-server x.x.x.x

Vserver: svm1
Name Server: x.x.x.x
Name Server Status: down
Status Details: Network is unreachable.


  • The service-policy applied to the SVM's LIF does not have the DNS management client services added
nas-cm911::> net int show -vserver svm1 -lif cifs_lif_1 -fields services
  (network interface show)
vserver lif          services                                                                                                                                     
------- ------------ -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
svm1  cifs_lif_1 data-core,data-nfs,data-cifs,

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