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Accepting an SVM peer relationship

When a cluster administrator creates an intercluster SVM peer relationship, the cluster administrator of the remote cluster can accept the SVM peer request to establish the peer relationship between the SVMs by using the vserver peer accept command.

About this task

Peered clusters can be managed by a single administrator or different cluster administrators. If a single cluster administrator is managing the peered clusters, the cluster administrator has to accept the SVM peer request on the peered cluster. If different administrators are managing the peered clusters, the cluster administrator who initiates the SVM peer request has to notify the cluster administrator of the peered cluster about the incoming SVM peer request through any channel such as email.

Steps

  1. Use the vserver peer show command to view the SVM peer requests.
    Example

    The following example shows how to view the SVM peer requests on cluster2:

    cluster2::> vserver peer show
    
                       Peer               Peer
    Vserver            Vserver            State
    -----------        -----------        ------------
    vs3.example0.com   vs1.example0.com   pending
    
  2. Use the vserver peer accept command to accept the SVM peer request and establish the SVM peer relationship.
    Example

    The following example shows how to accept an incoming SVM peer request to establish an SVM peer relationship between vs1.example0.com and vs3.example0.com on cluster1 and cluster2 respectively:

    cluster2::> vserver peer accept -vserver vs3.example0.com -peer-vserver vs1.example0.com
    
    Info: [Job 46] 'vserver peer accept' job queued
    
    The SVM peer relationship is established and state is peered.
  3. Use the vserver peer show command on either of the peered clusters to view the state of the SVM peer relationship.
    Example

    The following example shows how to view to state of the SVM peer relationships:

    cluster2::> vserver peer show
                     Peer               Peer
    Vserver          Vserver            State
    -----------     ---------------     ------------
    vs3.example0.com vs1.example0.com    peered
    For more information about these commands, see the man pages.

Result

A cluster or SVM administrator can establish peering applications such as SnapMirror between the peered SVMs.