3.3. Creating A Cluster

Creating a cluster with luci consists of selecting cluster nodes, entering their passwords, and submitting the request to create a cluster. If the node information and passwords are correct, Conga automatically installs software into the cluster nodes and starts the cluster. Create a cluster as follows:
  1. As administrator of luci, select the cluster tab.
  2. Click Create a New Cluster.
  3. At the Cluster Name text box, enter a cluster name. The cluster name cannot exceed 15 characters. Add the node name and password for each cluster node. Enter the node name for each node in the Node Hostname column; enter the root password for each node in the Root Password column. Check the Enable Shared Storage Support checkbox if clustered storage is required.
  4. Click Submit. Clicking Submit causes the following actions:
    1. Cluster software packages to be downloaded onto each cluster node.
    2. Cluster software to be installed onto each cluster node.
    3. Cluster configuration file to be created and propagated to each node in the cluster.
    4. Starting the cluster.
    A progress page shows the progress of those actions for each node in the cluster.
    When the process of creating a new cluster is complete, a page is displayed providing a configuration interface for the newly created cluster.