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How to determine why a lif is on a certain port or node

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Applies to

  • ONTAP 9
  • Clustered Data ONTAP 8


When lifs failover based on various rules and scenarios, the location of a logical interface (LIF) is not always as expected.

  • Incorrect LIF failover settings will cause LIFs to migrate to ports where they might not be accessible.
  • A link break in the environment (like a switch power reset) will trigger a LIF migration, which might have gone unnoticed.
  • A storage failover (SFO) will also cause LIFs to migrate. If auto-giveback is enabled, an SFO event may have gone unnoticed resulting in LIFs not being home.

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