Peer-to-peer replication

Configure automatic replication of the selected customized data types between peer HMCs.

To configure automatic replication of the selected customized data types between peer HMCs, do the following:

  1. Log in the HMC using a user ID that has administrator roles.
  2. In the HMC Management work pane, click Manage Data Replication.
  3. Select Enable.
  4. Click New.
  5. Complete one of the following steps:
    • Select an HMC to be used as a data source from the list, and click Add.
    • In the TCP/IP Address Information field, type the TCP/IP address of the HMC to be a used as a data source, and then click Find.
  6. In the Customizable Data Types list, select the types of data that you want to replicate from a peer HMC currently selected.
  7. Choose one of the following actions:
    • Click Save to close the Manage Data Replication window.
    • Click Push to Slaves to transfer all local levels to any communicating slave. The slaves, if they are running this level of code, are instructed to accept the levels from the master, regardless of the value of their current levels.
    • Click Sync from Master to invalidate the local levels for all properties that are defined to have a master. This results in an immediate level set where the master provide their levels to the local machine. This option is not available if the local HMC is not defined to have any data sources.
    • Click Status to show the status of this task on this machine.
  8. Repeat these steps on each of the HMCs that you want to act as peers with one another. Once communication is established between the HMCs, the requested types of customizable data are automatically replicated from one HMC to the other immediately following the change in the data itself.

Last updated: Fri, December 06, 2019