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cannot create VSM secondary

hey,

i am trying to create a VSM secondary but for some reason it just won't work, i have filled out all the information including the same domain ID but when i boot up the secondary all i see is a different switch name.

when i run show mod, i dont see the secondary in the list of VSM, does anyone have any troubleshooting ideas

thanks

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Re: cannot create VSM secondary

Chris,

I would do the following.

Take a back up of the primary VSM just to be safe. If it's on ESXi, copy run start, shut it down and clone it. Shouldn't take more than a few minutes.

For the secondary try creating it on the same ESXi host as the primary VSM. Assign the nics to all the same port-profiles as the primary.

See if that works.

louis

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Beginner

Re: cannot create VSM secondary

Hi Louis,

Sorry for the delay, been out of the office

i have tried to create on the same host but no joy it never finds the primary VSM.

i get this error

SIOCSIFFLAGS permission denied

not sure what that is doing? any ideas?

thanks for your time

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Beginner

Re: cannot create VSM secondary

hi chris,

what is the output of the command "show system redundancy status" ??

the primary vsm should have the output

Redundancy role

---------------

      administrative:   primary

         operational:   primary

the secondary

Redundancy role

---------------

      administrative:   secondary

         operational:   secondary

If there is "standalone"

you must enter the command "system redundany role primary" for the primary vsm

and "system redundany role secondary" for the secondary.

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Re: cannot create VSM secondary

thanks that command - system redundany role primary did the trick

thanks alot

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Beginner

Re: cannot create VSM secondary

worked for me too, thanks.

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Re: cannot create VSM secondary

This also fixed the problem for me.  Thanks!