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MetroCluster-IP iSCSI Initiators are in "Down" State

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Applies to

  • MetroCluster IP
  • ONTAP 9

Issue

iSCSI Initiators are down as per the following command output:

cluster01A::*> storage iscsi-initiator show -status-oper down
                                                                       Status
Node Type Label    Target Portal      Target Name                      Admin/Op
---- ---- -------- ------------------ -------------------------------- --------
cluster01A-01
     dr_auxiliary
          mccip-aux-a-initiator
                   10.1.1.4:65200     iqn.2016-02.com.netapp:abcd1234efgh5678ijkl91011mnop1213
                                                                         up/down
              Failure Reason:  Operation timed out
          mccip-aux-a-initiator2
                   10.1.1.4:65200     iqn.2016-03.com.netapp:abcd1234efgh5678ijkl91011mnop1214
                                                                         up/down
              Failure Reason:  Operation timed out
     dr_partner
          mccip-pri-a-initiator
                   10.1.1.3:65200     iqn.2016-04.com.netapp:abcd1234efgh5678ijkl91011mnop1215
                                                                         up/down
              Failure Reason:  Operation timed out
          mccip-pri-a-initiator2
                   10.1.1.3:65200     iqn.2016-05.com.netapp:abcd1234efgh5678ijkl91011mnop121316
                                                                         up/down
              Failure Reason:  Operation timed out
cluster01A-02
     dr_auxiliary
          mccip-aux-a-initiator
                   10.1.1.3:65200     iqn.2016-08.com.netapp:abcd1234efgh5678ijkl91011mnop1217
                                                                         up/down
              Failure Reason:  Operation timed out
          mccip-aux-a-initiator2
                   10.1.1.3:65200     iqn.2016-09.com.netapp:abcd1234efgh5678ijkl91011mnop1218
                                                                         up/down
              Failure Reason:  Operation timed out
     dr_partner
          mccip-pri-a-initiator
                   10.1.1.4:65200     iqn.2016-10.com.netapp:abcd1234efgh5678ijkl91011mnop1219
                                                                         up/down
              Failure Reason:  Operation timed out
          mccip-pri-a-initiator2
                   10.1.1.4:65200     iqn.2016-11.com.netapp:abcd1234efgh5678ijkl91011mnop1220
                                                                         up/down
              Failure Reason:  Operation timed out

 

The aux-a and pri-a in the initiator names show that the issue in this case is on Fabric 1; if the initiator names contained aux-b and pri-b the issue would be on Fabric 2

 

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