Create Clustered Data ONTAP SnapMirror Relationship on 8.1.x

 

Goal

This workflow will setup a SnapMirror relationship for a Clustered ONTAP volume. This includes:

         A SnapMirror destination volume is provisioned on the chosen secondary Storage Virtual Machine

         The secondary Storage Virtual Machine can be the same as the primary Storage Virtual Machine or a different Storage Virtual Machine on the same or different Cluster as that of the primary volume

         A SnapMirror relationship is configured with the selected schedule for periodic updates to the relationship.

 

Pre-requisites:

         Cluster peer is required in case the SnapMirror secondary is a different cluster than primary. Cluster peering between primary and secondary clusters can be established using "Establish Cluster Peering" sample workflow.

 

Source Details Input parameters:

The user inputs for the Source Details in this workflow are all selected from what is available in your environment.  All user inputs are locked in drop-down lists, and all user inputs are required.

 

 

1) Source Cluster The Clustered ONTAP storage system that hosts the Storage Virtual Machine and the volume you would like to mirror. Only the clusters with SnapMirror license applied will be available for selection.

The drop-down list identifies both the name of the Cluster and its Primary IP Address

 

 

2) Source Storage Virtual Machine The Storage Virtual Machine that hosts the volume to mirror

The drop-down list identifies all of the Data Storage Virtual Machines in the selected Cluster

 

 

3) Source Volume The name you would like to use for the volume

The drop-down list identifies the names of volumes belonging to the selected Storage Virtual Machine, along with the aggregate currently hosting the volume, the Total Size and Used Size of the volume, as well as the thin provisioning settings

 

 

Destination Details Input parameters:

All user inputs for the Destination Details in this workflow are selected from what is available in your environment, and all user inputs are locked in drop-down lists, with the exception of the Destination Volume name.  All Destination Detail user inputs are required.

 

 

1) Destination Cluster The Clustered ONTAP storage system to host the destination Storage Virtual Machine and the volume.  Only the clusters with SnapMirror license applied will be available for selection.

The drop-down list identifies both the name of the Cluster and its Primary IP Address

 

 

2) Destination Storage Virtual Machine The Storage Virtual Machine that will host the SnapMirror destination volume

The drop-down list identifies all of the Data Storage Virtual Machines in the selected Cluster

 

 

3) Destination Volume. The name you would like to use for the destination volume

4) SnapMirror Schedule

Name of a pre-defined cron schedule in the destination cluster. Default schedules available in the cluster are displayed by default. A pre-created custom schedule can also be provided.

 

 

Result

The workflow will result in creating a destination volume, establish a SnapMirror relationship between the source and destination volume, and perform the SnapMirror baseline initialization. The job will wait till the baseline is completed from the primary to the secondary.

 

Error Handling

1)       An error message is displayed if, there is not enough space available to create the destination volume

2)       If an unforeseen event occurs while creating the SnapMirror relationship.