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METROCLUSTER SWITCHOVER FAILED - negotiated switchover incomplete

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Applies to

  • MetroCluster IP
  • ONTAP 9


  • After initiating a negotiated switchover (NSO), the operation fails with an error message
Cluster_A::> metrocluster operation show

       Operation: switchover
           State: successful
      Start Time: 5/24/2023 06:35:38
        End Time: 5/24/2023 06:35:44
          Errors: Failed to execute the switchover operation for the node components. Cluster_A (fatal): Unable to determine the result of the negotiated switchover operation for the remote nodes. Ensure the remote nodes are shut down and then retry the switchover operation with the "-forced-on-disaster true" option.
  • The MetroCluster is in an inconsistent state
Cluster_A::> metrocluster node show
DR                               Configuration  DR
Group Cluster Node               State          Mirroring Mode
----- ------- ------------------ -------------- --------- --------------------
1     Cluster_A
              node_A_1           configured     enabled   negotiated switchover incomplete
              node_A_2           configured     enabled   negotiated switchover incomplete
              node_B_1           configured     enabled   negotiated switchover completed
              node_B_2           configured     enabled   negotiated switchover completed

Cluster_A::> metrocluster show

Configuration: IP-fabric

Cluster                        Entry Name             State
------------------------------ ---------------------- ---------------------
Local: Cluster_A
                                 Configuration State   configured
                                                Mode   normal
                                 AUSO Failure Domain   auso-on-cluster-disaster
Remote: Cluster_B
                                 Configuration State   configured
                                                Mode   normal
                                 AUSO Failure Domain   auso-on-cluster-disaster

  • Aggrs switched over, but config not switched over


Cluster_A::> aggr show

Cluster_B Switched Over Aggregates:
Aggregate     Size Available Used% State   #Vols  Nodes            RAID Status
--------- -------- --------- ----- ------- ------ ---------------- ------------
           355.5GB   334.2GB    6% online       3 node_A_1         raid_dp,


  • Switchover simulate was successful a matter of seconds/minutes before the NSO operation


Cluster_A::> met op show
  (metrocluster operation show)
       Operation: switchover-simulate
           State: successful
      Start Time: 5/24/2023 06:35:08
        End Time: 5/24/2023 06:35:24
          Errors: -


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