Setting up the Global Mirror Environment

This task lists the high-level steps that you must complete to set up the Global Mirror environment to allow Global Mirror processing.

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Each of these steps must be completed in the order in which they are shown before you can move onto the next step.


  1. Create Fibre Channel paths between all Global Mirror source and target pairs and between the Master and subordinate storage systems.
  2. Create Global Copy pairs from the local storage systems to the remote storage systems.
    See Creating Global Copy pairs (Global Mirror setup) for additional information.
  3. Create FlashCopy relationships at the remote site between the Global Copy secondary volumes and the FlashCopy target volumes.
  4. Create the Global Mirror session.
    See Creating the Global Mirror session for additional information.