Generating a peering passphrase

Starting with System Manager 9.6, you can generate a passphrase for the local cluster IPspace and use the same passphrase in the remote cluster when creating peering relationships.

Steps

  1. Click Configuration > Cluster Peers.
  2. Click Generate Peering Passphrase.
    The Generate Peering Passphrase dialog window displays.
  3. Complete the following fields:
    • IPspace: Select the IPspace from the pull-down menu.
    • Passphrase Validity: Select from the drop-down menu the duration for which you want the passphrase to be valid.
    • SVM Permissions: Select one of the following:
      • All SVMs to indicate all SVMs are permitted to access the cluster.
      • Selected SVMs to indicate specific SVMs that are permitted to access the cluster. Highlight the SVM names in the field that you want to specify.
  4. Optional: Select the checkbox if the effective cluster version of the remote cluster is earlier than ONTAP 9.6. Otherwise, the cluster peering fails to generate.
  5. Click Generate to generate the passphrase.
    For a successful generation, a message displays that identifies your passphrase.
  6. If you want to email or copy the passphrase, perform one of the following actions:
    • Click Email passphrase details.
    • Click Copy passphrase.