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MetroCluster switchover failed: The following clusters are not peered

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Applies to

  • MetroCluster
  • Cluster peer
  • Switchover 


  • Switchover simulation fails with the error message:

ClusterA::>  set -privilege advanced

ClusterA::*> metrocluster switchover -simulate true
Job failed: Unable to set node and cluster components for switchover operation. Use the "metrocluster operation show" 
command to view detailed error information. Fix the errors, then retry the command.

  • Metrocluster check results give a warning for component clusters.

ClusterA::> metrocluster check show

Last Checked On: 1/26/2023 12:09:29

Component           Result
------------------- ---------
nodes               ok
lifs                ok
config-replication  ok
aggregates          ok
clusters            warning
connections         ok
volumes             ok
7 entries were displayed.

ClusterA::> metrocluster check cluster show -instance

                        Type of Check: negotiated-switchover-ready
                         Cluster Name: ClusterA
                  Result of the Check: warning
Additional Information/Recovery Steps: Check system components in cluster ClusterA for negotiated-switchover: [Job 782] Job failed: Failed to set up the node and cluster components for the switchover operation. Use the "metrocluster operation show" command to view detailed error information. Resolve the errors, then try the command again.

  • MetroCluster operation displays the following:

ClusterA::> metrocluster operation show
       Operation: switchover-simulate
          Status: failed
          Errors: Failed to configure the node and cluster components for the switchover operation.
                  ClusterB (fatal): The following clusters are not peered with this cluster: ClusterZ. Create a peering 
                  relationship with these clusters, verify that the peer cluster is available using the "cluster peer                   show", then retry the command.


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