SyncIQ is configured through policies. The policies provide the starting point of OneFS data replication. The policies offer a breadth of options for an administrator to configure data replication specific to a workflow. SyncIQ is disabled by default on Greenfield PowerScale clusters on OneFS 9.1 or newer. Enable SyncIQ by clicking “Activate SyncIQ” under Data Protection > SyncIQ. After SyncIQ is enabled, encryption is required for new policies. For more information about configuring encryption, see SyncIQ security.
SyncIQ configuration may depend on the Access Zone configuration. It is important to understand the impacts as SyncIQ policies are configured. For more information about best practices with Access Zones, see the white paper. Prior to proceeding with a SyncIQ policy configuration, ensure that the Access Zones best practices are considered. Additionally, the design of policies must consider other resources as stated in SyncIQ design considerations.
The SyncIQ policies are configurable through the CLI or the web interface. To configure SyncIQ from the CLI, start with the command isi sync policies --help.
To access the SyncIQ policies from the web interface, when logged in, click Data Protection > SyncIQ, then click the “Policies” tab. A new SyncIQ policy is created by clicking “Create a SyncIQ Policy”, displaying the “Create SyncIQ Policy” window, as displayed in the following figure.