Pairing volumes using a volume ID

You can pair a volume with another volume on a remote cluster if you have cluster administrator credentials for the remote cluster.

Before you begin


  1. Select Management > Volumes.
  2. Click the Actions icon for the volume you want to pair.
  3. Click Pair.
  4. In the Pair Volume dialog box, select Start Pairing.
  5. Select I Do to indicate that you have access to the remote cluster.
  6. Select a Replication Mode from the list:
    • Real-time (Asynchronous): Writes are acknowledged to the client after they are committed on the source cluster.
    • Real-time (Synchronous): Writes are acknowledged to the client after they are committed on both the source and target clusters.
    • Snapshots Only: Only snapshots created on the source cluster are replicated. Active writes from the source volume are not replicated.
  7. Select a remote cluster from the list.
  8. Choose a remote volume ID.
  9. Click Start Pairing.

    The system opens a web browser tab that connects to the Element UI of the remote cluster. You might be required to log on to the remote cluster with cluster administrator credentials.

  10. In the Element UI of the remote cluster, select Complete Pairing.
  11. Confirm the details in Confirm Volume Pairing.
  12. Click Complete Pairing.

    After you confirm the pairing, the two clusters begin the process of connecting the volumes for pairing. During the pairing process, you can see messages in the Volume Status column of the Volume Pairs window. The volume pair displays the following message until the volume pair source and target are assigned: PausedMisconfigured