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Creating cluster peer relationships

You can create an authenticated cluster peer relationship to connect clusters so that the clusters in the relationship can communicate securely with each other. You can use System Manager to configure an intercluster interface for the local cluster if the intercluster interface is not already configured.

Before you begin

You must have reviewed the requirements to perform this task.

Prerequisites for cluster peering

About this task

Steps

  1. Expand the Cluster hierarchy in the left navigation pane.
  2. Click Configuration > Peers.
  3. Click Create.
  4. Optional: If the node does not contain an operational intercluster interface, click Create intercluster interface in the Details of the local cluster area to configure the LIF for the node.
  5. In the Details of the remote cluster to be peered area, specify a passphrase for the cluster peer relationship.
    The passphrase that you enter will be validated against the passphrase of the peered cluster to ensure an authenticated cluster peer relationship.
    The minimum default length of the passphrase is eight characters.
  6. Enter the intercluster interface IP addresses for the remote cluster.
  7. Click Create.
  8. Log in to the remote cluster and perform steps 1 through 7 to establish a peer relationship between the local and remote clusters.