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Cluster join failed as mgwd cannot reach cluster management LIF

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Cluster join


The following error is seen when trying to join the new node to an existing cluster that has partially joined:
cluster01::> cluster join -clusteripaddr 169.254.x.x
Trying to join cluster again as previous attempt failed ....

Error: command failed: Cluster join failed. Run "event log show" to view
additional information. Reason: RPC: Couldn't make connection [from mgwd
on node "cluster01-04" (VSID: -3) to mgwd at 169.254.x.x]

Resolve the issue, then try the command again.

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