The command vxclustadm fails to start VERITAS Cluster Volume Manager with the following error message: vxclustadm: ERROR: Join not allowed. Try after some time.

Article:TECH19384  |  Created: 2004-01-21  |  Updated: 2004-01-21  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH19384
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Technical Solution


Environment

Issue



The command vxclustadm fails to start VERITAS Cluster Volume Manager with the following error message: vxclustadm: ERROR: Join not allowed. Try after some time.

Error



vxclustadm -m vcs startnode
vxclustadm: ERROR: Join not allowed. Try after some time.
vxio: WARNING: monitor: cluster join failed: error 22
gab: GAB:20100: Port u is not open

Solution



# vxclustadm -m vcs startnode
vxclustadm: ERROR: Join not allowed. Try after some time.

/var/adm/messages logged the following errors:
Apr 4 14:09:51 korea vxio: [ID 757653 kern.warning] WARNING: monitor: cluster join failed: error 22
Apr 4 14:09:51 korea gab: [ID 665544 kern.notice] GAB:20100: Port u is not open

This occurs because VERITAS SANPoint Foundation Suite HA (SPFS-HA) is not installed from the certified point product/patch bundles and VRTSglm is not patched with 110436-02. If SPFS-HA is installed from the certified point product/patch bundles, the above error shouldn't appear, even without the VRTSglm patch. It is not recommended to upgrade and patch individual point products to enable clustering functionality, please refer to technote 234536 for details.

Note the PSTAMP of the package which is not patched.

# pkginfo -l VRTSglm
PKGINST: VRTSglm
NAME: VERITAS Group Lock Manager
CATEGORY: optional
ARCH: sparc
VERSION: 3.4,REV=GA02
BASEDIR: /
VENDOR: VERITAS Software Corp.
DESC: Group Lock Manager
PSTAMP: VERITAS-3.4GLM-2000-11-20 <<<<< PSTAMP without patch 110436-02
INSTDATE: Jan 04 2002 16:08
STATUS: completely installed
FILES: 14 installed pathnames
8 shared pathnames
8 directories
2 executables
608 blocks used (approx)

The patch is available as part of the SPFS 3.4 Update 2 package (spfs.34update2.CD.tar.Z).

# find . -name VRTSglm
./3.4c/patches/110436-02/VRTSglm
./3.4c/pkgs/VRTSglm

Patch 110436-02 requires 110435-05 to be installed first.

# patchadd 110436-02
Checking installed patches...
ERROR: This patch requires patch 110435-05
which has not been applied to the system.
Patchadd is terminating.

# patchadd 110435-05
Checking installed patches...
Verifying sufficient filesystem capacity (dry run method)...
Installing patch packages...
Patch number 110435-05 has been successfully installed.
See /var/sadm/patch/110435-05/log for details
Patch packages installed:
VRTSvxfs

# patchadd 110436-02
Checking installed patches...
Verifying sufficient filesystem capacity (dry run method)...
Installing patch packages...
Patch number 110436-02 has been successfully installed.
See /var/sadm/patch/110436-02/log for details
Patch packages installed:
VRTSglm

Note the updated PSTAMP after the patch is applied. Vxclustadm should be able to start the node without any problem.

# pkginfo -l VRTSglm
PKGINST: VRTSglm
NAME: VERITAS Group Lock Manager
CATEGORY: system,utilities
ARCH: sparc
VERSION: 3.4,REV=GA02
BASEDIR: /
VENDOR: VERITAS Software
DESC: Commercial File System
PSTAMP: VERITAS-3.4_2001_08_24 <<<<<<< A different PSTAMP after 110436-02 in applied
INSTDATE: Apr 04 2002 16:21
HOTLINE: (800) 342-0652
STATUS: completely installed
FILES: 14 installed pathnames
8 shared pathnames
8 directories
2 executables
759 blocks used (approx)





Legacy ID



246207


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