Planning to deploy a vertical cluster on AIX, Linux, Solaris, and WindowsAdded by IBM on November 23, 2011 | Version 1 (Original)
|In a vertical cluster, you install multiple Sametime® servers of the same type on one machine as long as the machine's hardware, RAM, and processing speed are superior.
In a vertical cluster, you install multiple Sametime
® servers of the same type on one machine as long as the machine's hardware, RAM, and processing speed are superior.
Setting up a vertical cluster of servers of the same type involves these steps. These instructions apply to creating vertical clusters for these types of servers: Sametime
Proxy Server, Sametime
Media Manager, Sametime
Meeting Server, and Sametime
Advanced. Only one Sametime Community server can be installed on a particular instance of Lotus
®, so you cannot configure vertical clusters for community servers.
Parent topic: Clustering Sametime servers for high enterprise availability
Preparing to install a Sametime Proxy Server
Preparing to install a Sametime Media Manager on Linux or Windows
Preparing to install a Sametime Meeting Server
- Decide what you will use as the cluster's Deployment Manager and if necessary, install one using the "Deployment Manager" option.
This documentation assumes that you will use the Sametime System Console as the Deployment Manager for all clusters and provides instructions appropriate to that deployment. You can also deploy a dedicated Deployment Manager for a cluster, by installing that server using the "Deployment Manager" option and selecting the dedicated Deployment Manager when configuring the cluster.
- Install the first Sametime server of its type. When you create the deployment plan, select Primary Node and choose to federate the node at install time to the Sametime System Console cell.
- Install another instance of the same application on the same computer. When you create the deployment plan, select Secondary Node and choose to federate the node at install time to the same cell as the primary node.
- Then configure the cluster by identifying the Deployment Manager and selecting the Primary Node and adding a "cluster member" to the same server. The cluster member will be another instance of the same Sametime application.