Deleting a cluster pair

You can delete a cluster pairing relationship between two clusters using vCenter on the local and remote sites. To completely remove a cluster pairing relationship, you must remove cluster pair ends from both the local and remote clusters.

About this task

You can use the vCenter Plug-in to delete a cluster pair end. For clusters not controlled by the vCenter Plug-in, you can alternately delete a cluster pair end using the Element web UI. For detailed instructions on deleting a cluster pair end using the Element web UI, see the user guide for NetApp Element software.


  1. From either cluster, select NetApp Element Management > Protection.
  2. Click the Cluster Pairs sub-tab.
  3. Select the check box for the cluster pair you want to delete.
  4. Click Actions.
  5. In the resulting menu, click Delete.
  6. Confirm the action.
    Note: This action deletes only the cluster pair end on the local cluster. You need to manually delete the cluster pair end from the remote cluster to fully remove the pairing relationship.
  7. Perform the steps again from the remote cluster in the cluster pairing.