Configuring the MetroCluster Tiebreaker or ONTAP Mediator software
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You can download and install on a third site either the MetroCluster Tiebreaker software, or, starting with ONTAP 9.7, the ONTAP Mediator.
You must have a Linux host available that has network connectivity to both clusters in the MetroCluster configuration. The specific requirements are in the MetroCluster Tiebreaker or ONTAP Mediator documentation.
If you are connecting to an existing Tiebreaker or ONTAP Mediator instance, you need the username, password, and IP address of the Tiebreaker or Mediator service.
If you must install a new instance of the ONTAP Mediator, follow the directions to install and configure the software.
If you must install a new instance of the Tiebreaker software, follow the directions to install and configure the software.
You cannot use both the MetroCluster Tiebreaker software and the ONTAP Mediator with the same MetroCluster configuration.
Configure the ONTAP Mediator service or the Tiebreaker software:
If you are using an existing instance of the ONTAP Mediator, add the ONTAP Mediator service to ONTAP using the following command:
metrocluster configuration-settings mediator add -mediator-address ip-address-of-mediator-host
If you are using the Tiebreaker software, refer to the Tiebreaker documentation.