Cluster Peers window

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You can use the Cluster Peers window to manage peer cluster relationships, which enables you to move data from one cluster to another.

Command buttons

  • Create

    Opens the Create Cluster Peering dialog box, which enables you to create a relationship with a remote cluster.

  • Edit

    Displays a drop-down menu with the following choices:

    • Local Cluster Passphrase

      Opens the Edit Local Cluster Passphrase dialog box, which enables you to enter a new passphrase to validate the local cluster.

    • Peer Cluster Network Parameters

      Opens the Edit Peer Cluster Network Parameters dialog box, which enables you to modify the IPspace and add or remove intercluster LIF IP addresses.

      You can add multiple IP addresses, separated by commas.

    • Change Encryption

      Opens the Change Encryption dialog box for the selected peer cluster. While you are changing the encryption of the peered relationship, you can either generate a new passphrase or provide a passphrase that was already generated at the remote peered cluster.

      This action is not available if the encryption status is “N/A”.

  • Delete

    Opens the Delete Cluster Peer Relationship dialog box, which enables you to delete the selected peer cluster relationship.

  • Refresh

    Updates the information in the window.

  • Manage SVM Permissions

    Enables SVMs to automatically accept SVM peering requests.

  • Generate Peering Passphrase

    Enables you to generate a passphrase for the local cluster IPspace by specifying the IPspace, setting the passphrase validity duration, and specifying which SVMs are given permission.

    You use the same passphrase in the remote cluster for peering.

Peer cluster list

  • Peer Cluster

    Specifies the name of the peer cluster in the relationship.

  • Availability

    Specifies whether the peer cluster is available for communication.

  • Authentication Status

    Specifies whether the peer cluster is authenticated or not.

  • Local Cluster IPspace

    Displays IPspace associated with the local cluster peer relationship.

  • Peer Cluster Intercluster IP Addresses

    Displays IP addresses associated with the intercluster peer relationship.

  • Last Updated Time

    Displays the time at which peer cluster was last modified.

  • Encryption

    Displays the status of the encryption of the peering relationship.


    Starting with System Manager 9.6, peering is encrypted by default when you establish a peering relationship between two clusters

    • N/A: Encryption is not applicable to the relationship.

    • none: The peering relationship is not encrypted.

    • tls_psk: The peering relationship is encrypted.