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

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

Procedure

  1. In the Horizon Administrator user interface for any Connection Server instance in the pod, click Horizon Console.
  2. Select Settings > Cloud Pod Architecture, click Initialize the Cloud Pod Architecture feature, and click OK to start the initialization process.

    Horizon Console shows the progress of the initialization process. 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 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.

  3. (Optional) To change the default name of the pod federation, click Edit, type the new name in the Name text box, and click OK.
  4. (Optional) To change the default name of the pod, select Settings > Sites, select the pod, click Edit, type the new name in the Name text box, and click OK.
  5. (Optional) To change the default name of the site, select Settings > 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 in Horizon Console.