4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 3, 2014 4:14 AM by Nick Furnell RSS

    Duplicate IP Address Detected

    Nick Furnell Wayfarer

      Has anyone seen these error messages before? We started seeing these e-mails after upgrading our CS220G to the 2.1.4 Firmware BUT we also installed a pair of Brocade Switches within a very short period of time. So it's a little hard to tell which is causing the issue, although we checked the Brocade logs for IP/MAC address clashes and didn't find anything. Are there any logs on the Nimble that may help?  We generally see these messages when the Nimble is under load eg. Backup Job running

      Again this may be a red herring. I am interested in anyone's thoughts.


      Type: 12212

      Id: 22675

      Message: A duplicate of IP address is found in the network.


      Group Name: Pines-Nimble

      Group ID: 8319827154462659106

      Array name: Pines-Nimble

      Serial: AC-xxxx



      Arrays in the group:


      Name                  Serial            Model       Version          Status


      Pines-Nimble          AC-xxx         CS220G-X4 reachable 

        • Re: Duplicate IP Address Detected
          Marshall Lucas Wayfarer

          Hello Nick.  I recently observed this exact same scenario.  You might start by clearing the ARP cache on the switches then double check your VLAN membership on the ports where the Nimble array connects (assuming you have multiple VLANs in play).  In this customer’s environment a couple of the switch ports were in the wrong VLAN which lead to the duplicate IP message appearing within the Nimble GUI.

          • Re: Duplicate IP Address Detected
            Andrew Geiger Wayfarer

            I would also check the port configs to ensure that "spanning-tree portfast" is enabled on all access ports for the Nimble array.  We ran into an issue where the array threw a potential failover error when the ports were not configured with this option.

            • Re: Duplicate IP Address Detected
              John Whyte Adventurer

              Hey Nick,


              Another thing to check for is a feature called Proxy ARP.  This allows a host to cache an ARP entry and respond to ARP requests on behalf of another host.


              Please let us know if you have seen this error again recently, or if you have managed to find a resolution.





              • Re: Duplicate IP Address Detected
                Nick Furnell Wayfarer

                Thanks Guys


                We have checked the Switches for any ARP Cache errors and also for VLAN assignments - no look there.


                To help identify the problem (or create a new one), I also upgraded the Firmware on a second Nimble to 2.1.4 - this site also has exactly the same Brocade switch settings, so far no Duplicate IP errors. The only difference is that the Nimble with the errors is an upgraded CS220, whereas the other Nimble is a CS240G.


                So far we haven't seen any new Duplicate IP errors for over a week? Maybe it's just one of those things...