metrocluster configure

Configure MetroCluster and start DR mirroring for the node and its DR group

Availability: This command is available to cluster administrators at the admin privilege level.

Description

The metrocluster configure command creates a MetroCluster configuration on either all the nodes in both MetroCluster clusters or solely on nodes in a DR group. The command configures a HA partner, DR partner, and a DR auxiliary partner for the nodes and also starts NVRAM mirroring between the configured DR partner nodes.

In MetroCluster, a DR group is a group of four nodes, two in each of the MetroCluster clusters:

In a two node MetroCluster configuration, a DR group is a group of two nodes, one in each of the MetroCluster clusters.

There can be several DR groups in the MetroCluster configuration. MetroCluster provides synchronous DR protection to all data sets belonging to nodes within a properly configured DR group.

Without the -node parameter, the metrocluster configure command configures all the DR groups in both the MetroCluster clusters.

With the -node mynode parameter, the command configures both the mynode node and its HA partner node from the local cluster, and its DR partner and DR auxiliary partner from the peer cluster.
Before running the metrocluster configure command, the aggregates and Vservers on each node must be prepared for the MetroCluster configuration. Each node should have:
  • At least one non-root, mirrored aggregate of size greater than 10GB. This non-root aggregate should not have any volumes in it.
  • No other non-root aggregates. Any other non-root, unmirrored aggregates and volumes should be deleted.
  • No Vservers other than Vservers of type "node" or "admin." Any Vservers that are not of type "node" or "admin" should be deleted.
  • A mirrored and healthy root aggregate.
After the command is successful all nodes in the local and remote clusters will have HA, DR, and DR auxiliary partners and NVRAM mirroring between the DR partners will be turned on. The same conditions apply before running the metrocluster configure -node mynode command, except that only one DR group is configured.
For a MetroCluster over IP configuration, the metrocluster configuration-settings commands must be completed before using the metrocluster configure command. The commands required to be completed are:

Parameters

[-node-name {<nodename>|local}] - Node to Configure
This optional parameter specifies the name of a single node in the local cluster. The command creates MetroCluster configuration on the local node specified by this parameter and the three other nodes belonging to the same DR group.
[-refresh {true|false}] - Refresh Configuration (privilege: advanced)
This optional parameter specifies if the node partner configuration steps should be done again. Not specifying this parameter will cause the MetroCluster configuration to continue using the current node partner information.
[-allow-with-one-aggregate {true|false}] - Override the Two Data Aggregates Requirement (privilege: advanced)
This optional parameter specifies if MetroCluster configuration should be allowed with only one data aggregate in each cluster. This option has no effect if two or more aggregates are present.

Examples

The following example shows the creation of the MetroCluster configuration for a single DR group:
    clusA::> metrocluster show
    Cluster                        Configuration State    Mode
    ------------------------------ ---------------------- ------------------------
     Local: clusA                  not-configured         -
    Remote: clusB                  not-configured         -

    clusA::> metrocluster node show 
    DR                               Configuration  DR
    Group Cluster Node               State          Mirroring Mode
    ----- ------- ------------------ -------------- --------- --------------------
    -     clusA   clusA-01           ready to configure
                                                    -         -
                  clusA-02           ready to configure
                                                    -         -
                  clusA-03           ready to configure
                                                    -         -
                  clusA-04           ready to configure
                                                    -         -
    4 entries were displayed.

    clusA::> metrocluster configure -node clusA-01
    [Job 45] Job succeeded: Configure is successful

    clusA::> metrocluster show
    Cluster                        Configuration State    Mode
    ------------------------------ ---------------------- ------------------------
     Local: clusA                  partially-configured   normal
    Remote: clusB                  partially-configured   normal

    clusA::> metrocluster node show 
    DR                               Configuration  DR
    Group Cluster Node               State          Mirroring Mode
    ----- ------- ------------------ -------------- --------- --------------------
    -     clusA   clusA-03           ready to configure
                                                    -         -
                  clusA-04           ready to configure
                                                    -         -
    1     clusA   clusA-01           configured     enabled   normal
                  clusA-02           configured     enabled   normal
          clusB   clusB-01           configured     enabled   normal
                  clusB-02           configured     enabled   normal
    6 entries were displayed.
       

The following example shows the creation of the MetroCluster configuration for all DR groups:

    clusA::> metrocluster show
    Cluster                        Configuration State    Mode
    ------------------------------ ---------------------- ------------------------
     Local: clusA                  not-configured         -
    Remote: clusB                  not-configured         -

    clusA::> metrocluster node show 
    DR                               Configuration  DR
    Group Cluster Node               State          Mirroring Mode
    ----- ------- ------------------ -------------- --------- --------------------
    -     clusA   clusA-01           ready to configure
                                                    -         -
                  clusA-02           ready to configure
                                                    -         -
                  clusA-03           ready to configure
                                                    -         -
                  clusA-04           ready to configure
                                                    -         -
    4 entries were displayed.

    clusA::> metrocluster configure
    [Job 45] Job succeeded: Configure is successful

    clusA::> metrocluster show
    Cluster                        Configuration State    Mode
    ------------------------------ ---------------------- ------------------------
     Local: clusA                  configured             normal
    Remote: clusB                  configured             normal

    clusA::> metrocluster node show 
    DR                               Configuration  DR
    Group Cluster Node               State          Mirroring Mode
    ----- ------- ------------------ -------------- --------- --------------------
    1     clusA   clusA-01           configured     enabled   normal
                  clusA-02           configured     enabled   normal
          clusB   clusB-01           configured     enabled   normal
                  clusB-02           configured     enabled   normal
    2     clusA   clusA-03           configured     enabled   normal
                  clusA-04           configured     enabled   normal
          clusB   clusB-03           configured     enabled   normal
                  clusB-04           configured     enabled   normal
    8 entries were displayed.