Cluster pairing order of operations

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You must establish a connection between a pair of storage clusters running Element software before remote replication can be used.

Use the following set of API methods to establish a cluster connection:

  • StartClusterPairing:

    This API method creates and returns a pairing key that is used to establish a cluster pair. The key is encoded and contains information that is used to establish communications between clusters. A single cluster can be paired with up to four other clusters. However, a new key must be generated for each cluster pairing. The StartClusterPairing method generates a new key each time the method is called. Use each unique key with the CompleteClusterPairing method to pair each additional cluster.

    For security reasons, the pairing key should not be sent to other users via email. The key contains a user name and password.
  • CompleteClusterPairing:

    This method uses the pairing key created with the StartClusterPairing API method to create a cluster pair. Issue the CompleteClusterPairing API method with the clusterPairingKey parameter to the destination. The origination cluster is the cluster that created the key.