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Config Sync issue (both boxes are staying "disconnected")

fubarSUSHI
Altocumulus
Altocumulus

Need help... I currently dont have access to the boxes and Im tempted to just call support but trying to avoid it. (Not saying there is anything wrong with calling support but I know Im missing something basic!)

 

Here are my steps (Im resetting everything):

 

1. Device Groups >(device group previously setup) put both boxes back to available.

 

2. Delete the existing device group.

 

3. Reset Device Trust. Choose Generate New Self-Signed Authority.

 

4. Device Trust>Peer list. Establish peering. (It is able to see peer no problem.)

 

5. Create device groups. "test-sync-failover". Put both devices in "includes". and check Network Failover.

 

6. Confirm both devices are in the Device List area.

 

7. Overview>(click self device)>choose "Sync Device to Group">Choose "Overwrite Configuration">Sync

 

Boxes are showing disconnected. What can I check? Are there a specific log I can look at to find out why they cannot sync? Should I reset the whole darn configuration and start from scratch again?

 

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fubarSUSHI
Altocumulus
Altocumulus

Self fixed.

 

  1. Device Groups >(device group previously setup) put both boxes back to available.
  2. Delete the existing device group.
  3. Reset Device Trust. Choose Generate New Self-Signed Authority.
  4. REBOOT THE VE!!!!!!
  5. Device Trust>Peer list. Establish peering. (It is able to see peer no problem.)
  6. Create device groups. "test-sync-failover". Put both devices in "includes". and check Network Failover.
  7. Confirm both devices are in the Device List area.
  8. Overview>(click self device)>choose "Sync Device to Group">Choose "Overwrite Configuration">Sync

Excellent fix. Worked like magic.

Good to hear! 😃

I too have same problem. But I am not being able to bring them up to sync mode... Its still getting in disconnected mode. Any idea..?

Thanks, this worked for me. I'm not sure why but I bump into this problem almost everytime I create a cluster...

Worked for me too. And the same as rouanon it is a fight every time I set these up in an HA pair. Now I just call TAC and let them do it.

This is perfect solution! it works for me, but i am curious what was the problem behind this?

 

You are a god amongst men. Saved my hide with your steps to resurrect a HA pair. Thank you!

fubarSUSHI
Altocumulus
Altocumulus

http://support.f5.com/kb/en-us/solutions/public/13000/900/sol13946.html?sr=33711178cso

 

Great article to look at...

 

netgc
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Worked like magic.

 

Muhammad_Ausaf2
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Dear dirtiPacket;

 

Unfortunately your solution is not working for me.....am still getting Disconnected Status....am working on Big-IP v 11.3.0.39.........:(

 

Pls can you suggest a fix...

 

Waiting eagerly for your kind reply.

 

Regards.

 

I have a slightly different situation. Is there a way to reset the device trust via the cli/tmsh?

Muhammad_Ausaf_
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Dear dirtiPacket;

 

Unfortunately your solution is not working for me.....am still getting Disconnected Status....am working on Big-IP v 11.3.0.39.........:(

 

Pls can you suggest a fix...

 

Waiting eagerly for your kind reply.

 

Regards.

 

I have a slightly different situation. Is there a way to reset the device trust via the cli/tmsh?

EricBrokeIt_245
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Just wanted to pass this along, we tried this process for an initial setup and it worked. But we also found out that we had to have the admin passwords matching on both systems prior to sync setup.

 

not working for me. It's all ok (peers are green) until i put them inside a device group when i get Disconnected

 

maybe its a certificate issue? Which certificates should be shared between the 2 devices?

 

Shall i see the other LTM certificate here?

 

System ›› Device Certificates : Trusted Device Certificates ›› Trusted Device Certificates

 

i am also using 11.3.0(39) free trial

 

Mifoche_189270
Nimbostratus
Nimbostratus

Found this topic while troubleshooting HA issues in our lab. I would put emphasis on two things:

 

1) Use NTP server(s) for both peers.

 

2) Make sure when adding a peer that you're using it's HA VLAN dedicated IP. Verify currently configured confisync-ip (list cm device DEVICE_NAME configsync-ip) - I believe this was the main reason our configuration wasn't working.

 

In our case we had an IP from our internal VLAN listed there (from 172.16.x.x range in our case), and even though we were able to "dicover" peer by using its HA VLAN address (from 192.168.x.x range) the devices stayed out-of-sync (Disconnected state).

 

Once we changed configsync-ip configuruation to match HA VLAN address it worked like a charm.