Change mirror consistency group role to primary or secondary

You can change the role between mirror consistency groups for administrative purposes or in the event of a disaster on the local storage array.

About this task

Mirror consistency groups created on the local storage array hold the primary role. Mirror consistency groups created on the remote storage array hold the secondary role. You can either demote the local mirror consistency group to a secondary role or promote the remote mirror consistency group to a primary role.

Procedure

  1. Select Storage > Asynchronous Mirroring.
  2. Select the Mirror Consistency Groups tab.
    The Mirror Consistency Group table appears and displays all the mirror consistency groups associated with the storage array.
  3. Select the mirror consistency group for which you want to change the role, and then select More > Change role to <Primary | Secondary>.
    The system displays a confirmation.
  4. Confirm that you want to change the role of the mirror consistency group, and then click Change Role.
    Note: The system displays the Cannot Contact Storage Array dialog box when a role change is requested, but the remote storage array cannot be contacted. Click Yes to force the role change.

Result

System Manager performs the following actions: