1.1. Configuration Basics

1.1. Configuration Basics

To set up a cluster, you must connect the nodes to certain cluster hardware and configure the nodes into the cluster environment. This chapter provides an overview of cluster configuration and management, and tools available for configuring and managing a Red Hat Cluster.

Configuring and managing a Red Hat Cluster consists of the following basic steps:

  1. Setting up hardware. Refer to Section 1.1.1, “Setting Up Hardware”.

  2. Installing Red Hat Cluster software. Refer to Section 1.1.2, “Installing Red Hat Cluster software”.

  3. Configuring Red Hat Cluster Software. Refer to Section 1.1.3, “Configuring Red Hat Cluster Software”.

Note: This documentation is provided {and copyrighted} by Red Hat®, Inc. and is released via the Open Publication License. The copyright holder has added the further requirement that Distribution of substantively modified versions of this document is prohibited without the explicit permission of the copyright holder. The CentOS project redistributes these original works (in their unmodified form) as a reference for CentOS-4 because CentOS-4 is built from publicly available, open source SRPMS. The documentation is unmodified to be compliant with upstream distribution policy. Neither CentOS-4 nor the CentOS Project are in any way affiliated with or sponsored by Red Hat®, Inc.