NSX-T Edge cannot enter/exit Maintenance Mode.
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NSX-T Edge cannot enter/exit Maintenance Mode.


Article ID: 318371


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VMware NSX Networking


  • The Edge cannot enter or exit Maintenance Mode.
  • In the Edge syslog file (var/log/syslog), you may see:
<179>1 2020-02-18T16:29:49.873725+00:00 edgetn01 NSX 29783 SYSTEM [nsx@6876 comp="nsx-edge" subcomp="upgrade-bundle" level="ERROR"] Error sending request to '': <HTTPError 500: 'Internal Server Error'>
  • in the Edge api access log (/var/log/nvpapi/api_access.log), you may see the time to execute this command is more than few seconds (In the below example, 4722.33 seconds).
2020-02-18T16:29:49.872Z api_access.80 INFO - - [2020-04-11 12:26:49] 'PUT /api/v1/node/maintenance-mode --- New value: {"maintenance_mode": true}' 500 161 "" "Python-urllib/3.5" 4722.339133
Depending on the situation, '{"maintenance_mode": true}' could also be '{"maintenance_mode": false}'
  • Accessing the Edge TN in SSH (with Root user) and run "ps -ef".
  • The below command should be running for only a few seconds, less than 10 seconds in most circumstances.
14548 1779 33 www-data 00:00:00 0.0 0.0 3564 25040 /usr/bin/nsx-appctl -t /var/run/vmware/nsx-opsagent/opsagent-cli edgesvc/cli/change mmode



VMware NSX-T Data Center
VMware NSX-T Data Center 2.5.x


The process to enter/exit maintenant mode on the Edge is stuck in an invalid state.


This issue is fixed in NSX-T for Data Center versions: 3.0: https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/info/slug/networking_security/vmware_nsx_t_data_center/3_x
2.5.2: https://customerconnect.vmware.com/downloads/info/slug/networking_security/vmware_nsx_t_data_center/2_x

To workaround this issue, restart the impacted Edge TN.