Configuring cluster and volume pairing for real-time remote replication

For clusters running NetApp Element software, real-time replication enables the quick creation of remote copies of volume data. You can pair a storage cluster with up to four other storage clusters. You can replicate volume data synchronously or asynchronously from either cluster in a cluster pair for failover and failback scenarios. You must first pair two NetApp Element clusters and then pair volumes on each cluster to take advantage of real-time remote replication.

Before you begin

Note: WAN Accelerator appliances have not been qualified by NetApp for use when replicating data. These appliances can interfere with compression and deduplication if deployed between two clusters that are replicating data. Be sure to fully qualify the effects of any WAN Accelerator appliance before you deploy it in a production environment