Creating site names and data port IP addresses

If you are using geographic mirroring, the nodes defined in the recovery domain node of the device cluster resource group must have a data port IP address and site name.

The site name is associated with a node in the recovery domain for a device cluster resource group, applicable only to geographic mirroring. When you are configuring a geographic mirroring environment for high availability, each node at different sites must be assigned to a different site name.
To create the data port IP address and site names for nodes in the recovery domain, follow these steps:
  1. In a Web browser, enter http://mysystem:2001, where mysystem is the host name of the system.
  2. Log on to the system with your user profile and password.
  3. Click PowerHA from the IBM® Navigator for i window.
  4. On the Cluster Resource Services page, click the Work with Cluster Resource Groups task to show a list of cluster resource groups in the cluster.
  5. On the Cluster Resource Group tab, click the context icon next to the device cluster resource group, and then select Properties.
  6. On the Recovery Domain page, select Edit.
  7. To use an existing data port IP address, select it from the list and click OK. To add a new data port IP address, click Add. In the Add Data Port IP Address window, enter the IP address.
  8. In the Edit window, you can specify the Site name.