Creating a transition peer relationship

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You must create a transition peer relationship before you can set up a SnapMirror relationship for transition between a 7-Mode system and a cluster. As a cluster administrator, you can create a transition peer relationship between anSVM and a 7-Mode system by using the vserver peer transition create command.

  • You must have ensured that the name of the source 7-Mode system does not conflict with any of local SVMs or already peered SVMs.

  • You must have created a clustered Data ONTAP volume of type DP to which the 7-Mode data must be transitioned.

    The size of the clustered Data ONTAP volume must be equal to or greater than the size of the 7-Mode volume.

  • You must have ensured that the SVM names do not contain a "."

  • If you are using local LIFs, you must have ensured the following:

    • Local LIFs are created in the default IPspace

    • Local LIFs are configured on the node on which the volume resides

    • LIF migration policy is same as the volume node, so that both can migrate to the same destination node

When creating a transition peer relationship, you can also specify a multipath FQDN or IP address for load balancing the data transfers.

Steps
  1. Use the vserver peer transition create command to create a transition peer relationship.

  2. Use the vserver peer transition show to verify that the transition peer relationship is created successfully.

Example of creating and viewing transition peer relationships

The following command creates a transition peer relationship between the SVM vs1 and the 7-Mode system src1 with the multipath address src1-e0d and local LIFs lif1 and lif2:

cluster1::> vserver peer transition create -local-vserver vs1 -src-filer-name src1 -multi-path-address src1-e0d -local-lifs lif1,lif2

The following examples show a transition peer relationship between a single SVM (vs1) and multiple 7-Mode systems:

cluster1::> vserver peer transition create -local-vserver vs1 -src-filer-name src3
Transition peering created

cluster1::> vserver peer transition create -local-vserver vs1 -src-filer-name src2
Transition peering created

The following output shows the transition peer relationships of the SVM vs1:

cluster1::> vserver peer transition show
Vserver  Source Filer  Multi Path Address   Local LIFs
-------  ------------  -----------------    ---------
vs1      src2	         	-				    	-
vs1      src3	        	-				     	-