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Switchback failing due "The operation timed out while waiting for Vserver configuration synchronization to complete"

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Applies to

  • MetroCluster
  • ONTAP 9


MetroCluster Switchback is failing due to an ongoing vserver configuration resynchronization.

ClusterA::> metrocluster operation show

Operation: switchback
State: failed
Start Time: 1/20/2019 13:00:01
End Time: 1/20/2019 13:02:58
Errors: Failed to validate the node and cluster components before the switchback operation.
ClusterA (non-overridable veto): The operation timed out while waiting for Vserver configuration synchronization to complete.
   Vserver resynchronization is continuing in the background.
   Run "metrocluster vserver show -cluster ClusterB" on both clusters, wait until the "Configuration State" of all Vservers is "healthy", and then retry the operation.
   Contact technical support for assistance if any Vserver remains unhealthy as indicated by a "Configuration State" shown as "degraded" or "unhealthy".


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