Adding host to a cluster

Adding host to a cluster

Join a Cluster

Joining Hive Fabric to an existing cluster is a simple process. If a cluster does not yet exist, then two hosts can join together to form a new cluster.

  1. A host must be on the same Hive Fabric version as the existing cluster hosts prior to joining a cluster.
  2. If affinity rules have been defined, make sure to add the new host to the affinity rules for configured guests.
  3. If host CPU's are different, desktop pools may need to be refreshed (Disabled / Enabled) to update host CPU feature set.

New hosts added to the cluster take on configuration data from the cluster, including:
  1. Realms
  2. Profiles
  3. Templates
  4. Users
  5. Licensing
  6. Storage Pools
  7. VM Pools
  8. Application Pools
  9. Virtual Machines
  10. Host settings are not changed.
  1. It is considered best practice to complete and test any networking configuration prior to joining a cluster.
  2. If the host will NOT be contributing to HF_Shared (hyper-converged storage), then disable this in Configure Host settings

The first host to begin a cluster is considered the CMA (Central Management Appliance).  If no cluster exists yet, then the host being actively configured (Realm, Profiles, etc...) should be considered the CMA.
  1. From the Visualizer, select Resources from the Main Navigation.
  2. Select Host.
  3. Provide the Remote Host IP Address.
  4. Provide the default admin account Username and Password (set during the First Boot Wizard).
  5. Select Save.
  6. At any point in time, close the Process List that pops up.
  7. Once the Join Cluster process is complete, the host will be listed in the Fabric Visualizer.
  8. Select the newly added host, and if no further configuration is required on the host (storage, networking), select Exit Maintenance Mode from the host Actions menu.
NOTE: All hosts joined to the cluster take on the CMA's admin credentials, overwriting any previously admin credentials. 

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