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P460 Compute node (Info message : The alternate IP is not available" 2925

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P460 Compute node (Info message : The alternate IP is not available"
« on: September 01, 2014, 01:41:57 AM »
"The alternate IP is not available, so not able to perform IP fail over. The unavailability of the alternate IP may be due to the IPv6: address is not a service processor.

Any help would be appreciated

Cheers
Sashi
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Re: P460 Compute node (Info message : The alternate IP is not available"
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2014, 01:04:37 PM »
Sashi,

Can you confirm if the p460s FSP has an IPv6 address? This should be seen from the General tab when you click the node from Chassis Manager.

If it DOES have an IPv6 address listed can you SSH into the FSM and try to run a 'ping6 <IPv6 address>' and see if the FSM is on the same IPv6 subnet as the FSP?

Thanks!
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Re: P460 Compute node (Info message : The alternate IP is not available"
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 03:12:24 AM »
hi

be careful because you can't have a alernate ip in the same range for the fsp

you must have 2 address in 2 different range, and in IPV6 you have the same ULA for the FSM and the FSP so it's not recommended to have 2 ip address in IPV6 on the FSP.

I have done the test on a P460 with power7+ and fsm and if i specify 2 ip in IPV4 in separate range it's ok, but if i try to specify 2 ipv6 in the fsp the config save but i cannot swith and the fsm ping only firt ipv6 and not the second port.

it's the same problems with HMC

http://aix4admins.blogspot.fr/2012/09/hmc-and-ibm-power7-systems-install-hmc.html
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Re: P460 Compute node (Info message : The alternate IP is not available"
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 07:58:47 PM »

IP Addresses:    192.168.205.136, xxxx:0:0:0:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:5445, xxxx:0:0:0:xxxx:xxxx:xxxx:5445

Both ipv6 addresses are the same.

Unable to ping from the FSM too. I was able to ping the cmm ipv6 address but.
Cheers
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Re: P460 Compute node (Info message : The alternate IP is not available"
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2014, 08:47:53 AM »
Sashi,

Try to go to the CMM and add the IPv6 address from 'Component IP Configuration' for your p460. You want to make sure you grab the first four octets of the IPv6 address of the CMM FIRST.

Example..

If the CMMs IPv6 IP is fe80:0:0:0:3640:b5ff:fedf:c16
Then copy fe80:0:0:0 and use that for the first section of you IPv6 address of the FSP.

For the last 4 octets you should be able to make them whatever you want as long as they do not conflict with anything else in the chassis.

Let us know your findings!
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Re: P460 Compute node (Info message : The alternate IP is not available"
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2014, 05:22:31 PM »
Hello there.

Thanks for the information.

Findings were, as you mentioned after checking the CMM ip configuration I found that there was no ipv4 and ipv6 addresses defined for this node.
I redefined the ipv6/4 as per your instructions and then rediscovered the node, things are looking good

Thanks
Guest

Michaelagot

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P460 Compute node Info message The alternate IP is not available"
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2014, 05:50:12 AM »
Does anyone have any idea when the SCOM Forum will be open the SCCM forum instructions were so detailed and informative this would be a great help?