A cluster that is currently fencing out (ejecting) a node from the cluster prevents a new node from joining the cluster until the fencing operation is completed. The following are example messages that appear on the console for the new node:
...VCS FEN ERROR V-11-1-25 ... Unable to join running cluster
...VCS FEN ERROR V-11-1-25 ... since cluster is currently fencing
...VCS FEN ERROR V-11-1-25 ... a node out of the cluster.
...VCS GAB.. Port b closed
If you see these messages when the new node is booting, the vxfen startup script on the node makes up to five attempts to join the cluster. If this is not sufficient to allow the node to join the cluster, restart the new node or attempt to restart vxfen driver with the command: