Starting in software version 5.1, you can use GigaVUE‑FM to create a cluster. Cluster is created from standalone nodes that are currently managed by GigaVUE‑FM. The type of cluster that can be created in this software version is out-of-band.
Any GigaVUE H Series and TA Series nodes can be a part of a cluster. However, a GigaVUE TA Series node cannot be a leader. It can only join a cluster with other GigaVUE H Series nodes.
In addition to creating a new cluster, you can also manage an existing cluster through GigaVUE‑FM. You can add nodes to an existing cluster and remove nodes from an existing cluster.
When a new cluster is created, the nodes joining the cluster must be standalone nodes. If a node is initially part of another cluster, it must be removed from that cluster so that it becomes a standalone node, before it can be added to the new cluster.
Refer to the following notes and considerations for all nodes in a cluster:
|must be currently managed by GigaVUE‑FM|
|must be running software version 5.1, at a minimum|
|must be running the same software version|
|must be reachable by GigaVUE‑FM, that is, it must be online and not have any authentication failures|
|for GigaVUE TA Series nodes that have an Advanced Features License, they must be licensed|
- From GigaVUE‑FM 5.7 and above , a node which is prior 5.4 will show its installed "Cluster License" as “Advanced Features License”.
For information on clustering concepts, refer to Manage GigaVUE® Nodes and Clusters.