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5.3.12 Managing a Metro Mirror session through the GUI
In this scenario we will run through a number of actions against a defined Metro Mirror
session. In this case we will use the previously defined session
ess_mmfofb. This session is
defined as a Metro Mirror Failover / Failback copy type. The nature of this copy type is cyclical
as Figure 5-103 displays.
Figure 5-103 Command cycle
As shown in Figure 5-104 on page 148, click the hyperlink of the session name. This will open
the properties of the selected session.
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Figure 5-104 Select Metro Mirror session
Figure 5-105 shows a panel which displays the properties of the selected session. Use the
drop-down menu to start the session by selecting the Start H1 - H2 command and then
clicking on the Go button.
Figure 5-105 Start Metro Mirror Session H1 - H2
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Figure 5-106 shows the window which displays shortly after the start command has been
Figure 5-106 Start issued
Figure 5-107 on page 150 shows that the session went into Warning state. This is because
the copy sets are in the process of synchronization and perform an initial full copy.
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Figure 5-107 Started accepted
We can check on the progress of the synchronization via the View Progress command in the
panel. Figure 5-108 shows the progress of the initial full copy process.
Figure 5-108 Metro Mirror session full initial copy progress
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Once all volumes are consistent and synchronized the status will change to green as shown
in Figure 5-109.
Figure 5-109 Session overview panel
Now that the volumes of the copy sets are synchronized the next command entered is a
suspend command to begin the failover process. Remember that once the Suspend command
is issued all host I/O is temporarily halted.
Select the Suspend command from the drop-down menu and click the Go button as shown in
Figure 5-110 on page 152.