Planning cluster and volume pairing for real-time replication

Real-time remote replication requires that you pair two storage clusters running Element software, pair volumes on each cluster, and validate replication. After replication completes, you should delete the volume relationship.

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.