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How to make SnapMirror use a dedicated interface from System Manager?

Hi,

Is there a way to make/force System Manager to select a specific interface when setting up a relationship?

A customer of mine has setup a dedicated VLAN for SnapMirror. We can make it work for the CLI but he wants to know if this can be done from the System Manager GUI to make the life easier for his operators.

--erik

Re: How to make SnapMirror use a dedicated interface from System Manager?

Not sure about doing it through the GUI. From what I know you have to set the snapmirror.conf file to either use IP for the source or the connection-name = multi(src-ip, dest-ip) then reference the connection name in the snapmirror relationship instead of the filer name......Problem seems to be once you set it up System Manager tries to connect to the private inteface instead of using the managment interface. That's where my issue is anyway.

Re: How to make SnapMirror use a dedicated interface from System Manager?

System Manager does not support SnapMirror connections or using a dedicated interface for SnapMirror relationships.

-Karthik

Re: How to make SnapMirror use a dedicated interface from System Manager?

OK, so at least it's not me being too stupid to understand how it works

Re: How to make SnapMirror use a dedicated interface from System Manager?

Hi Karthik,

Are there any plans to support this in the future?

I have another customer who also needs access to this feature.

Thanks

Dominic

Re: How to make SnapMirror use a dedicated interface from System Manager?

Yes. We do have plans to support his in the future.

We still do not know which version of SM it will be included in though.

-Karthik

Re: How to make SnapMirror use a dedicated interface from System Manager?

Great, if you remember can you post back once this gets updated or a firm date is in place.

In the interim we have got around this issue by adding an entry in the /etc/hosts file for the short name of the source controller and the replication interface ip of that controller. Snapmirror updates still seem to work through System Manager and a netstat shows the traffic flowing over replication interfaces now. Not ideal having hosts file entries so still keen to see interface selection added as a feature to System Manager.

Thanks

Dominic

Re: How to make SnapMirror use a dedicated interface from System Manager?

Have the same issue, dedicated network for moving snapmirrors that spans two forests without a trust.  FilerView works fine for managing the mirrors but am forced to use CLI with my 8.1 filers as system managers does not support this.  In my scenario adding entries in the host file does not solve the issue. On a side note I opened a ticket with Netapp and was told there are no plans for adding this functionality to System Manager. 

Re: How to make SnapMirror use a dedicated interface from System Manager?

This functionality was added to 2.X beta for SnapVualt so hoping they can add it to SnapMirror now. 

Re: How to make SnapMirror use a dedicated interface from System Manager?

I managed to get this working using connections in the /etc/snapmirror.conf

Add something like this to the snapmirror.conf on the destination filer...

SOURCEHOST = failover(SOURCEHOST-mirror-ifgrp1, DESTHOST-mirror-ifgrp1) (SOURCEHOST-mgmt-ifgrp1, DESTHOST-mgmt-ifgrp1)
SOURCEHOST:VOL DESTHOST:VOL - 15 0,6,12,18 * *