An initial SRDF group is needed to provide the first path for syscalls to the remote system so that all the other higher functions of our management tools can work in the SRDF environment. Steps to set up the SRDF connection are as follows:
- Select Data Protection (1) > SRDF Groups (2) > SRDF Groups Wizard (3).
- Click More Actions (4) and select Create SRDF Connection (5) > Create SRDF Connection Wizard.
- In Configure Local (6) > enter local SRDF Group Label, select SRDF Group Number and Local Port. This initial connection step allows the selection of only a single port as that is all that is needed to establish the connectivity. Other ports can be added later during actual SRDF group configuration.
Figure 3. Create SRDF Connection on local side
- In Configure Remote (7) > enter local SRDF Group Label, select SRDF Group Number and Remote Port, Review Summary (8) and click on “Run Now” at the bottom right of the wizard to run the configuration step and setup SRDF connection on local side.