Before you configure a Cloud Pod Architecture environment, you must initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture feature.

About this task

You can initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture feature from any View Connection Server instance in a pod. You need to initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture feature only once, on the first pod in a pod federation. When you add pods to the pod federation, the new pods join the initialized pod.

Prerequisites

  • Verify that the latest version of View is installed on all View Connection Server instances in the pod and in all pods that are to join the pod federation.

  • Verify that the latest version of View Agent is running on all desktops in the pod and in all pods that are to join the pod federation.

  • Become familiar with the lmvutil command authentication options and requirements and verify that you have sufficient privileges to run the lmvutil command. See lmvutil Command Authentication.

Procedure

On any View Connection Server instance in the pod, run the lmvutil command with the --initialize option.

lmvutil --initialize

For example:

lmvutil --authAs adminEast --authDomain domainEast --authPassword "*" --initialize

In this example, the user is authenticating as adminEast in the domain domainEast. Because the user types "*" instead of an actual password, the command prompts the user for a password. You must provide authentication information, even if you are logged in as the same administrator user that runs the lmvutil command.

Results

During the initialization process, View sets up the Global Data Layer on each View Connection Server instance in the pod, configures the VIPA interpod communication channel, and establishes a replication agreement between each View Connection Server instance. The initialization process can take several minutes.

After the initialization process is finished, the pod federation contains a single initialized pod. The Cloud Pod Architecture feature assigns a default name to the pod based on the host name of the View Connection Server instance on which you ran the initialization command. For example, if the host name is CS1, the default pod name is Cluster-CS1. You can change the default pod name. See Find and Change a Pod Name.

What to do next

To add more pods to the pod federation, see Join Pods to the Pod Federation.