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Specifying link content

Procedure

  1. In the top-level menu of the HCP System Management Console for either system involved in the link, select Services Replication.

  2. On the replication Links page, click the link for which you want to specify content.

  3. On the replication link details page, click Content.

Specifying link content for an active/active link

Adding HCP tenants in an active/active link

The link content Tenants panel for an active/active link has these sections:

  • Tenants Replicating

    Lists the HCP tenants already included on the link.

  • Local Tenants

    Lists the HCP tenants on the local system that are eligible for replication but not currently included on the link. This list does not include tenants that are read-only on the local system due to replication.

  • Remote Tenants

    Lists the HCP tenants on the other system involved in the link that are eligible for replication but not currently included on the link. This list does not include tenants that are read-only on the other system due to replication.

If a tenant has granted system-level users administrative access to itself, the row for the tenant in the applicable list shows the number of the tenant's namespaces that are selected for replication. On the primary system for an active/passive link, the row shows this number out of the total number of namespaces owned by the tenant.

Procedure

  1. (Optional) Filter the list from which you want to select one or more tenants to add to the link.

  2. In the applicable list, select the tenants you want to add to the link.

    • To select all the tenants in the list, click Select All above the list.
    • To deselect all the selected tenants, click Clear above the list.
  3. Click Add Selected Tenants below the applicable list.

Removing HCP tenants in an active/active link

The link content Tenants panel for an active/active link has these sections:

  • Tenants Replicating

    Lists the HCP tenants already included on the link.

  • Local Tenants

    Lists the HCP tenants on the local system that are eligible for replication but not currently included on the link. This list does not include tenants that are read-only on the local system due to replication.

  • Remote Tenants

    Lists the HCP tenants on the other system involved in the link that are eligible for replication but not currently included on the link. This list does not include tenants that are read-only on the other system due to replication.

If a tenant has granted system-level users administrative access to itself, the row for the tenant in the applicable list shows the number of the tenant's namespaces that are selected for replication. On the primary system for an active/passive link, the row shows this number out of the total number of namespaces owned by the tenant.

Procedure

  1. (Optional) In the Tenants Replicating section, filter the list of tenants that are currently included on the link.

  2. In the tenants replicating list, select the tenants you want to remove from the link.

    • To select all the tenants in the list, click Select All above the list.
    • To deselect all the selected tenants, click Clear above the list.
  3. Click Remove Selected Tenants.

Selecting HCP namespaces for tenants in an active/active link

You select and deselect HCP namespaces for replication in the Manage Namespaces window for the tenant that owns the namespaces. To open this window, in the link content Tenants panel, click the manage namespaces control (GUID-9B6AA6E6-AA60-4E01-99B5-0CB99887B43F-low.png) for the owning tenant. This control is present only if the tenant has granted system-level users administrative access to itself.

When you start from an active/active link, the Manage Namespaces window has these sections:

  • Namespaces Selected for Replication

    Lists the tenant's namespaces that are currently selected for replication

    Important
    • In the Namespaces Selected for Replication section, rows containing namespaces that have been deleted from HCP are highlighted in red and have a trash can icon (GUID-726558FA-C2E6-49FB-A03A-C2FA06AE7140-low.png) on the right. HCP automatically removes each deleted namespace from this list after the deletion has been replicated.

      Do not manually remove deleted namespaces from this list. If you do, the deletion will not be replicated.

    • Disabling replication for a namespace that has already been replicated may cause object data in that namespace to become inaccessible on one or more systems in the replication topology.
  • Local Namespaces

    Lists the namespaces that are owned by the tenant on the local system and that are not currently selected for replication

  • Remote Namespaces

    Lists the namespaces that are owned by the tenant on the other system involved in the link and that are not currently selected for replication

To close the Manage Namespaces window without taking any action, click the close control (GUID-7FF0F9F1-7241-4176-BF84-834F51DB693A-low.png) in the upper right corner.

Procedure

  1. (Optional) Filter the list from which you want to select one or more namespaces for replication.

  2. For each listed namespace you want to select for replication, click in the namespace row.

    The namespace is selected, and the namespace row changes color.
    • To select all the namespaces in the list, click Select All above the list.
    • To deselect a selected namespace, click in the namespace row.
    • To deselect all the selected namespaces, click Clear.
  3. Click Add Selected Namespaces below the list.

Deselecting HCP namespaces for tenants in an active/active link

You select and deselect HCP namespaces for replication in the Manage Namespaces window for the tenant that owns the namespaces. To open this window, in the link content Tenants panel, click the manage namespaces control (GUID-9B6AA6E6-AA60-4E01-99B5-0CB99887B43F-low.png) for the owning tenant. This control is present only if the tenant has granted system-level users administrative access to itself.

When you start from an active/active link, the Manage Namespaces window has these sections:

  • Namespaces Selected for Replication

    Lists the tenant's namespaces that are currently selected for replication

    Important
    • In the Namespaces Selected for Replication section, rows containing namespaces that have been deleted from HCP are highlighted in red and have a trash can icon (GUID-726558FA-C2E6-49FB-A03A-C2FA06AE7140-low.png) on the right. HCP automatically removes each deleted namespace from this list after the deletion has been replicated.

      Do not manually remove deleted namespaces from this list. If you do, the deletion will not be replicated.

    • Disabling replication for a namespace that has already been replicated may cause object data in that namespace to become inaccessible on one or more systems in the replication topology.
  • Local Namespaces

    Lists the namespaces that are owned by the tenant on the local system and that are not currently selected for replication

  • Remote Namespaces

    Lists the namespaces that are owned by the tenant on the other system involved in the link and that are not currently selected for replication

To close the Manage Namespaces window without taking any action, click the close control (GUID-7FF0F9F1-7241-4176-BF84-834F51DB693A-low.png) in the upper right corner.

Procedure

  1. (Optional) In the Namespaces Selected for Replication section, filter the list of namespaces that are currently selected for replication.

  2. For each listed namespace you want to deselect from replication, click in the namespace row.

    The namespace is selected, and the namespace row changes color.
    • To select all the namespaces in the list, click Select All above the list.
    • To deselect a selected namespace, click in the namespace row.
    • To deselect all the selected namespaces, click Clear.
  3. Click Remove Selected Namespaces below the list.

Adding default-namespace directories in an active/active link

The link content Default Tenant panel for an active/active link has these sections:

  • Directories Replicating

    Lists the HCP default-namespace directories already included on the link.

  • Local Directories

    Lists the default-namespace directories on the local system that are not currently included on the link. This list does not include directories that are read-only on the local system due to replication.

  • Remote Directories

    Lists the default-namespace directories on the other system involved in the link that are not currently included on the link. This list does not include directories that are read-only on the other system due to replication.

Procedure

  1. (Optional) Filter the list from which you want to select one or more directories to add to the link.

  2. In the applicable directory list, select the directories you want to add to the link.

    • To select all the directories in the list, click Select All above the list..
    • To deselect all the selected directories, click Clear above the list.
  3. Click Add Selected Directories below the applicable list.

Removing default-namespace directories in an active/active link

The link content Default Tenant panel for an active/active link has these sections:

  • Directories Replicating

    Lists the HCP default-namespace directories already included on the link.

  • Local Directories

    Lists the default-namespace directories on the local system that are not currently included on the link. This list does not include directories that are read-only on the local system due to replication.

  • Remote Directories

    Lists the default-namespace directories on the other system involved in the link that are not currently included on the link. This list does not include directories that are read-only on the other system due to replication.

Procedure

  1. (Optional) In the Directories Replicating section, filter the list of directories that are currently on the link.

  2. In the list of replicating directories, select the directories you want to remove from the link.

    • To select all the directories in the list, click Select All above the list.
    • To deselect all the selected directories, click Clear above the list.
  3. Click Remove Selected Directories below the list.

Specifying link content for an active/passive link

Adding HCP tenants in an active/passive link

The link content Tenants panel for an active/passive link has these sections:

  • Tenants Replicating

    Lists the HCP tenants already included on the link.

  • Local Tenants

    For outbound links only, lists the HCP tenants on the local system that are eligible for replication but not currently included on the link. This list does not include tenants that are either:

    • Read-only on the local system due to replication
    • Included on a link that is chained into the current link

    This section is not present for inbound links.

  • Remote Tenants

    For inbound links only, lists the HCP tenants on the other system involved in the link that are eligible for replication but not currently included on the link. This list does not include tenants that are either:

    • Read-only on the other system due to replication
    • Included on a link that is chained into the current link

    This section is not present for outbound links.

If a tenant has granted system-level users administrative access to itself, the row for the tenant shows the number of the tenant's namespaces that are selected for replication.

Procedure

  1. (Optional) Filter the list of tenants in the Local Tenants or section, as applicable.

  2. In the applicable list, select the tenants you want to add to the link.

    • To select all the tenants in the list, click Select All above the list.
    • To deselect all the selected tenants, click Clear above the list.
  3. Click Update Link.

    If you’re removing tenants from the link, a confirming message appears.
  4. In the window with the confirming message, select I understand to confirm that you understand the consequences of your action. Then click Update Link.

Removing HCP tenants in an active/passive link

The link content Tenants panel for an active/passive link has these sections:

  • Tenants Replicating

    Lists the HCP tenants already included on the link.

  • Local Tenants

    For outbound links only, lists the HCP tenants on the local system that are eligible for replication but not currently included on the link. This list does not include tenants that are either:

    • Read-only on the local system due to replication
    • Included on a link that is chained into the current link

    This section is not present for inbound links.

  • Remote Tenants

    For inbound links only, lists the HCP tenants on the other system involved in the link that are eligible for replication but not currently included on the link. This list does not include tenants that are either:

    • Read-only on the other system due to replication
    • Included on a link that is chained into the current link

    This section is not present for outbound links.

If a tenant has granted system-level users administrative access to itself, the row for the tenant shows the number of the tenant's namespaces that are selected for replication.

Procedure

  1. (Optional) Filter the list of tenants in the Tenants Replicating section.

  2. In the list of replicating tenants, select the tenants you want to remove from the link.

    • To select all the tenants in the list, click Select All above the list.
    • To deselect all the selected tenants, click Clear above the list.
  3. Click Update Link.

    If you’re removing tenants from the link, a confirming message appears.
  4. In the window with the confirming message, select I understand to confirm that you understand the consequences of your action. Then click Update Link.

Selecting HCP namespaces for tenants in an active/passive link

You select and deselect HCP namespaces for replication in the Manage Namespaces window for the tenant that owns the namespaces. To open this window, in the link content Tenants panel, click the manage namespaces control (GUID-9B6AA6E6-AA60-4E01-99B5-0CB99887B43F-low.png) for the owning tenant. This control is present only if the tenant has granted system-level users administrative access to itself.

When you start from an active/passive link, the Manage Namespaces window has these sections:

  • Namespaces Selected for Replication

    Lists the tenant's namespaces that are currently selected for replication.

    Important
    • In the Namespaces Selected for Replication section, rows containing namespaces that have been deleted from HCP are highlighted in red and have a trash can icon (GUID-726558FA-C2E6-49FB-A03A-C2FA06AE7140-low.png) on the right. HCP automatically removes each deleted namespace from this list after the deletion has been replicated.

      Do not manually remove deleted namespaces from this list. If you do, the deletion will not be replicated.

    • Disabling replication for a namespace that has already been replicated may cause object data in that namespace to become inaccessible on one or more systems in the replication topology.
  • Select Namespaces for Replication

    Lists the tenant's namespaces that are not currently selected for replication.

To close the Manage Namespaces window without taking any action, click the close control (GUID-7FF0F9F1-7241-4176-BF84-834F51DB693A-low.png) in the upper right corner.

Procedure

  1. (Optional) Filter the list of namespaces in the Select Namespaces for Replication section.

  2. For each listed namespace you want to select for replication, click in the namespace row.

    The namespace is selected, and the namespace row changes color.
    • To select all the namespaces in the list, click Select All above the list.
    • To deselect a selected namespace, click in the namespace row.
    • To deselect all the selected namespaces, click Clear.
  3. Click Update.

Deselecting HCP namespaces for tenants in an active/passive link

You select and deselect HCP namespaces for replication in the Manage Namespaces window for the tenant that owns the namespaces. To open this window, in the link content Tenants panel, click the manage namespaces control (GUID-9B6AA6E6-AA60-4E01-99B5-0CB99887B43F-low.png) for the owning tenant. This control is present only if the tenant has granted system-level users administrative access to itself.

When you start from an active/passive link, the Manage Namespaces window has these sections:

  • Namespaces Selected for Replication

    Lists the tenant's namespaces that are currently selected for replication.

    Important
    • In the Namespaces Selected for Replication section, rows containing namespaces that have been deleted from HCP are highlighted in red and have a trash can icon (GUID-726558FA-C2E6-49FB-A03A-C2FA06AE7140-low.png) on the right. HCP automatically removes each deleted namespace from this list after the deletion has been replicated.

      Do not manually remove deleted namespaces from this list. If you do, the deletion will not be replicated.

    • Disabling replication for a namespace that has already been replicated may cause object data in that namespace to become inaccessible on one or more systems in the replication topology.
  • Select Namespaces for Replication

    Lists the tenant's namespaces that are not currently selected for replication.

To close the Manage Namespaces window without taking any action, click the close control (GUID-7FF0F9F1-7241-4176-BF84-834F51DB693A-low.png) in the upper right corner.

Procedure

  1. (Optional) Filter the list of namespaces in the Namespaces Selected for Replication section.

  2. For each listed namespace you want to deselect from replication, click in the namespace row.

    The namespace is selected, and the namespace row changes color.
    • To select all the namespaces in the list, click Select All above the list.
    • To deselect a selected namespace, click in the namespace row.
    • To deselect all the selected namespaces, click Clear.
  3. Click Update.

Adding default-namespace directories in an active/passive link

The link content Default Tenant panel for an active/passive link has these sections:

  • Directories Replicating

    Lists the default-namespace directories already included on the link.

  • Local Directories

    For outbound links only, lists the default-namespace directories on the local system that are not currently included on the link. This list does not include directories that are either:

    • Read-only on the local system due to replication
    • Included on a link that is chained into the current link

    This section is not present for inbound links.

  • Remote Directories

    For inbound links only, lists the default-namespace directories on the other system involved in the link that are not currently included on the link. This list does not include directories that are either:

    • Read-only on the other system due to replication
    • Included on a link that is chained into the current link

    This section is not present for outbound links.

Procedure

  1. Optionally, filter the list of directories in the Local Directories or Remote Directories section, as applicable.

  2. In the applicable directory list, select the directories you want to add to the link.

    • To select all the directories in the list, click Select All above the list.
    • To deselect all the selected directories, click Clear above the list.
  3. Click Update Link.

    If you’re removing directories from the link, a confirming message appears.
  4. In the window with the confirming message, select I understand to confirm that you understand the consequences of your action. Then click Update Link.

Removing default-namespace directories in an active/passive link

The link content Default Tenant panel for an active/passive link has these sections:

  • Directories Replicating

    Lists the default-namespace directories already included on the link.

  • Local Directories

    For outbound links only, lists the default-namespace directories on the local system that are not currently included on the link. This list does not include directories that are either:

    • Read-only on the local system due to replication
    • Included on a link that is chained into the current link

    This section is not present for inbound links.

  • Remote Directories

    For inbound links only, lists the default-namespace directories on the other system involved in the link that are not currently included on the link. This list does not include directories that are either:

    • Read-only on the other system due to replication
    • Included on a link that is chained into the current link

    This section is not present for outbound links.

Procedure

  1. (Optional) Filter the list of directories in the Directories Replicating section.

  2. In the list of replicating directories, select the directories you want to remove from the link.

    • To select all the directories in the list, click Select All above the list.
    • To deselect all the selected directories, click Clear above the list.
  3. Click Update Link.

    If you’re removing directories from the link, a confirming message appears.
  4. In the window with the confirming message, select I understand to confirm that you understand the consequences of your action. Then click Update Link.

Adding chained links in an active/passive link

The link content Chained Links panel for an active/passive link has these sections:

  • Links Replicating

    Lists the links already included in the current link.

  • Local Links

    For outbound links only, lists the active/active links in which the current link participates and the active/passive links for which the current system is the replica.

    This section is not present for inbound links.

  • Remote Links

    For inbound links only, lists the active/active links in which the other system involved in the current link participates and the active/passive links for which the other system involved in the current link is the replica.

    This section is not present for outbound links.

Procedure

  1. (Optional) Filter the list of links in the Local Links or Remote Links section, as applicable.

  2. In the applicable list, select the links you want to add to the current link.

    • To select all the links in the list, click Select All above the list.
    • To deselect all the selected links, click Clear above the list.
  3. Click Update Link.

    If you’re removing chained links from the current link, a confirming message appears.
  4. In the window with the confirming message, select I understand to confirm that you understand the consequences of your action. Then click Update Link.

Removing chained links in an active/passive link

The link content Chained Links panel for an active/passive link has these sections:

  • Links Replicating

    Lists the links already included in the current link.

  • Local Links

    For outbound links only, lists the active/active links in which the current link participates and the active/passive links for which the current system is the replica.

    This section is not present for inbound links.

  • Remote Links

    For inbound links only, lists the active/active links in which the other system involved in the current link participates and the active/passive links for which the other system involved in the current link is the replica.

    This section is not present for outbound links.

Procedure

  1. (Optional) Filter the list of links in the Links Replicating section.

  2. In the list of replicating links, select the links you want to remove from the current link.

    • To select all the links in the list, click Select All above the list.
    • To deselect all the selected links, click Clear above the list.
  3. Click Update Link.

    If you’re removing chained links from the current link, a confirming message appears.
  4. In the window with the confirming message, select I understand to confirm that you understand the consequences of your action. Then click Update Link.

Filtering item selection lists

By default, the lists you use to add and remove items in replication links contain all of the applicable items. You can filter any of these lists to display a subset of the applicable items. A filtered list contains only those items with a name that begins with or is the same as a specified text string.

You cannot filter a list while any of the items in it are selected.

Procedure

  1. In the field above the list, type the text string you want to use as a filter.

    This string can be up to 64 characters long, can contain any valid UTF-8 characters, and is not case sensitive. White space is allowed.
  2. Click the find control (GUID-6E913982-4DF5-4877-8C35-9F689D3C126D-low.png).

Next steps

To redisplay the entire list, click the clear filter control (GUID-2642447B-5A00-4823-9C72-F52C8FB6018E-low.png).

 

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