Joining two servers into cluster. 2nd node stuck at "stopping pve-cluster service"


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Oct 20, 2022
I've just installed PVE 8 on two servers. I'm trying to join them in a cluster. The servers are connected to the network via 1G links on IPs and, they are connected to each other via 10G links with IPs and I logged into host1 webgui and created the cluster there and added it as the first node using the 10G connection as the link. On host2 I clicked join cluster pasted the connect info from host1, selected the 10G connection as the link and started the process.
The output on host2 is:
Establishing API connection with host '' Login succeeded. check cluster join API version Request addition of this node Join request OK, finishing setup locally stopping pve-cluster service

On the host1 webgui under cluster I'm getting an error:
'/etc/pve/nodes/host2/pve-ssl.pem' does not exist! (500)

If I select host2 I get the error:
Connection error 596: error:0A000086:SSL routines::certificate verify failed

Can anyone point me in the right direction to figure out what's going wrong?


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