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The link is the entity that connects the source InfiniBox system to the a target system using a predefined service. The image below shows the entities hierarchy from the interfaces, through the network space and service all the way up to the links.

Note that this image depicts only one deployment option among several available options. For deployment considerations, see: Deployment considerations for services in this chapter. 

Prerequisites:

This task assumes that the following entities are defined:

  • Network interfaces
  • Network space(s)
  • Service (at least one)

GUI instructions

  1. On the InfiniBox GUI, click the Replication icon on the let toolbar to open the Replication screen.
  2. Click the Links tab.
  3. Click Create Link.
  4. Provide the following information:
    1. IP address on the linked system
    2. The service the link will use
  5. Click Create.
    The link is created and is visible on screen. 

The Links screen shows a graphic indication to the state of the link. While it is possible to authenticate the link via InfiniShell, there is no need to do so on the GUI.

InfiniShell instructions

Run link.create, providing a network space and the IP address of the remote system.

This section describes commands that create and authenticate links between InfiniBox systems.

  • link.createThis command creates a link between a network space on the local system and a target system. Such a link is required for services that span across systems, for example,  Asynchronous Remote Replication.
  • link.authenticateThis command verifies that the user of the local system can operate the remote system as well
  • link.deleteThis command deletes the link
  • link.queryThis command lists the links that are defined on the system along with their state and the last time they were in use

The commands are displayed in length, including examples on the InfiniShell Reference Guide.

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