Creating SVM peers

SVM peering enables you to establish a peer relationship between two storage virtual machines (SVMs) for data protection.

Before you begin

You must have created a peer relationship between the clusters in which the SVMs that you plan to peer reside.

About this task


  1. Select the initiator SVM.
  2. Select the target SVM from the list of permitted SVMs.
  3. Specify the name of the target SVM in the Enter an SVM field.
    Note: If you have navigated from the Configuration > SVM Peers window, you should select the target SVM from the list of peered clusters.
  4. Initiate SVM peering.
    If you want to... Do this...
    Initiate SVM peering from the initiator cluster Click Initiate SVM Peering.
    Accept SVM peering from the remote cluster
    Note: Applicable for non-permitted SVMs
    1. Specify the management address of the remote cluster.
    2. Click the Management URL link to access the SVM Peer window of the remote cluster.
    3. On the remote cluster, accept the Pending SVM Peer request.
    4. Access the initiator cluster, and then click Validate Peering.
  5. Click Continue.

After you finish

You can view the intercluster LIFs, cluster peer relationship, and SVM peer relationship in the Summary window.

When you use System Manager to create the peer relationship, the encryption status is Enabled by default.