During the Cloud Pod Architecture initialization process, the Cloud Pod Architecture feature creates a pod federation that contains a single pod. You can use View Administrator 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 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.

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

Procedure

  1. Log in to the View Administrator user interface for a View Connection Server instance in the pod that you are joining to the pod federation.
  2. In View Administrator, select View Configuration > Cloud Pod Architecture and click Join the pod federation.
  3. In the Connection Server text box, type the host name or IP address of any View Connection Server instance in any pod that has been initialized or is already joined to the pod federation.
  4. In the User name text box, type the name of a View administrator user on the already initialized pod.

    Use the format domain\username.

  5. In the Password text box, type the password for the View administrator user.
  6. Click OK to join the pod to the pod federation.

    View Administrator shows the progress of the join operation. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. (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.

Results

After the pod is joined to the pod federation, it begins to share health data. You can view this 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

You can repeat these steps to join additional pods to the pod federation.