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

About this task

You need to initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture feature only once, on the first pod in a pod federation. To add pods to the pod federation, you join the new pods to the initialized pod.

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

Procedure

  1. Log in to the View Administrator user interface for any View Connection Server instance in the pod.

    You can initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture feature from any View Connection Server instance in a pod.

  2. In View Administrator, select View Configuration > Cloud Pod Architecture and click Initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture feature.
  3. When the Initialize dialog box appears, click OK to begin the initialization process.

    View Administrator shows the progress of the initialization process. The initialization process can take several minutes.

    After the Cloud Pod Architecture feature is initialized, the pod federation contains the initialized pod and a single site. The default pod federation name is Horizon Cloud Pod Federation. The default pod name is based on the host name of the View Connection Server instance. For example, if the host name is CS1, the pod name is Cluster-CS1. The default site name is Default First Site.

  4. When View Administrator prompts you to reload the client, click OK.

    After the View Administrator user interface is refreshed, Global Entitlements appears under Catalog and Sites appears under View Configuration in the View Administrator Inventory panel.

  5. (Optional) : To change the default name of the pod federation, select View Configuration > Cloud Pod Architecture, click Edit, type the new name in the Name text box, and click OK.
  6. (Optional) : To change the default name of the pod, select View Configuration > Sites, select the pod, click Edit, type the new name in the Name text box, and click OK.
  7. (Optional) : To change the default name of the site, select View Configuration > Sites, select the site, click Edit, type the new name in the Name text box, and click OK.

What to do next

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