During the Cloud Pod Architecture initialization process, the Cloud Pod Architecture feature creates a pod federation that contains a single pod. You can use the lmvutil command to join additional pods to the pod federation. Joining additional pods is optional.

About this task

Important:

Do not stop or start a View Connection Server instance while you are joining it to a pod federation. The View Connection Server service might not restart correctly. You can stop and start the View Connection Server after it is successfully joined to the pod federation.

Prerequisites

  • Make sure that the View Connection Server instances that you want to join have different host names. You cannot join servers that have the same name, even if they are in different domains.

  • 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.

  • Initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture feature. See Initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture Feature.

Procedure

On a View Connection Server instance in the pod that you are joining to the pod federation, run the lmvutil command with the --join option.

Repeat this command for each pod that you want to join to the pod federation.

Important:

You must run this command on a View Connection Server instance in the pod that you are joining to the pod federation.

lmvutil --join --joinServer serveraddress --userName domain\username --password password

Option

Description

--joinServer

Specifies the DNS name or IP address of any View Connection Server instance in any pod that has been initialized or is already part of the pod federation.

--userName

Specifies the name of a View administrator user on the already initialized pod. Use the format domain\username.

--password

Specifies the password of the user specified in the --userName option.

For example:

lmvutil --authAs adminEast --authDomain domainEast --authPassword "*" --join --joinServer 123.456.789.1 --userName mydomain\admin2 --password 123secret

Results

After you finish joining pods to the pod federation, the pods begin to share health data. You can view health data on the dashboard in View Administrator. See View Pod Federation Health in View Administrator.

Note:

A short delay might occur before health data is available in View Administrator.

What to do next

When you join a pod to the pod federation, the Cloud Pod Architecture feature assigns a default name to the pod. You can change the default name to a name that reflects your network topology. See Find and Change a Pod Name.