Creating cluster peer relationships

You can create an authenticated cluster peer relationship to connect clusters so that the clusters in the relationship can communicate securely with each other. You can use System Manager to configure an intercluster interface for the local cluster if the intercluster interface is not configured.

Before you begin

You must have reviewed the requirements to perform this task.

Prerequisites for cluster peering

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Steps

  1. Click the Configurations tab.
  2. In the Cluster Settings pane, click Cluster Peers.
  3. Click Create.
  4. In the Details of the local cluster area, select the IPspace for the cluster peer relationship.
    The operational intercluster interface for the selected IPspace is displayed.
  5. Optional: If the node does not contain an operational intercluster interface, click Create intercluster interface to configure the LIF for the node.
  6. In the Details of the remote cluster to be peered area, specify a passphrase for the cluster peer relationship.
    The passphrase that you enter will be validated against the passphrase of the peered cluster to ensure an authenticated cluster peer relationship.

    The minimum default length of the passphrase is eight characters.

    If the name of the local cluster and remote cluster are identical, an alias is created for the remote cluster.

    If the name of the local cluster and remote cluster are identical, or if the local cluster is in a peer relationship with another remote cluster of the same name, an Enter Cluster Alias Name dialog box is displayed.
  7. Enter an alias name for the remote cluster.
  8. Enter the intercluster interface IP addresses for the remote cluster.
  9. Click Create.
  10. Log in to the remote cluster and perform the above steps to create a peer relationship between the local and remote clusters.