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OlKuts
Explorer

MAC flapping between cluster members

Hi,

We have cluster with 2 gateways and use VMAC for them.

These gateways connected to the switch and I noticed MAC flapping on it. On port 1 I see VMAC and physical MAC of active cluster member and on port 2 - physical MAC of standby member. In switch logs I see that physical MAC of standby member is flapping between these 2 ports. But cluster state wasn't changed, no related logs in /var/log/messages.

How this behavior can be explained? 

Thanks.

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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

You'd have to look at tcpdump to see if the primary gateway is actually generating packets with the standby MAC.
To my knowledge, this shouldn't happen.

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OlKuts
Explorer

Thanks for advise.

I collected tcpdump on active member and I see that for one VPN peer standby cluster member responses with his MAC with VIP IP.

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PhoneBoy
Admin
Admin

That could very well be a bug and probably needs a TAC case to investigate.

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