The Network Interface In Active-Active IPMP Configuration shows INACTIVE Flag (Doc ID 1626756.1)

Last updated on MARCH 17, 2014

Applies to:

Solaris SPARC Operating System - Version 10 1/13 U11 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Network interface in an Active-Active IPMP group shows  interafce with INACTIVE flag. VCS considered these interfaces as down and customer  needs help to understand why the interfaces nxge0 is  INACTIVE as they did NOT intend to configure them in a stand-by (hence they do not have STAND-BY flag) and how to remove that flag.

 

IP Multipathing group 'solaris':
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Interface IP address               (Broadcast)      Netmask  MTU  MAC address       Idx Flags
====================================================================================================================================
nxge0     10.xx.xx.xx.            10.xx.xx.255  fffffe00  1500 0:21:28:76:98:4     2 UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DEPRECATED,IPv4,NOFAILOVER,INACTIVE
nxge4     10.xx.xx.xx             10.xx.xx.255  fffffe00  1500 0:21:28:a8:8c:78    5 UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,DEPRECATED,IPv4,NOFAILOVER
nxge4:1   10.xx.xx.xx            10.xx.xx.255  fffffe00  1500                              5 UP,BROADCAST,RUNNING,MULTICAST,IPv4
     

Changes

Checking /etc/default/mpathd

FAILBACK=no

Cause

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