CPPM fails to join to cluster : Node is already registered in the cluster

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Question : I am unable to join CPPM to my cluster


Environment Information : This applies to all versions of CPPM


Symptoms :

While trying to join CPPM to cluster, I see the below error.

Adding node as subscriber to's cluster...
Enter Publisher Password:  
Setting up local machine as a subscriber to
INFO - Local checks before adding subscriber passed
ERROR - - Adding subscriber with management IP= failed.
Node is already registered in the cluster with management IP=

ERROR - - Adding subscriber node entry failed. Host=cppm6.3 Manageme
nt IP=

ERROR - Adding entry to publisher failed
ERROR - Check that publisher is accessible and the password is correct
ERROR - Setting up subscriber failed
Make subscriber failed


Cause : If we clone the VM instance on ESX and provision the cloned instance as  new CPPM server, it copies the UUID as well, thus the cloned and original Clearpass VM both have the same UUID and we cannot  join the nodes to the same cluster.

NOTE:  Please refer to "https://arubanetworkskb.secure.force.com/pkb/articles/Troubleshooting/Unable-to-add-a-node-to-CPPM-cluster" for more details about adding a node to cluster.

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