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How to create and configure Cluster Peering with designated InterCluster LIFs using IPSpaces

Applies to

  • clustered Data ONTAP 8.3
  • ONTAP 9


  • The "full mesh" cluster peer requirement states all InterCluster LIF(s) in a cluster must have connectivity to the peer cluster.
  • This requirement can cause problems in an environment with clusters on multiple, disconnected networks.
  • The requirement changes to be per-IPSpace in clustered Data ONTAP 8.3.1 and later. A cluster peer only requires InterCluster LIF(s) in a specified IPSpace to have connectivity to a peer cluster.
  • IPSpaces can therefore be used to specify which InterCluster LIF(s) are used in a cluster peer relationship.



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