Network Deployment (Distributed operating systems), v8.0 > Establishing high availability
Create a new core group (high availability domain)
A default core group, called DefaultCoreGroup, is created for each cell. This default core group or high availability domain as it is sometimes referred to, is sufficient in most configurations. However there are some circumstances under which create additional core groups for a cell.
Determine how to segment your existing cell into multiple core groups. Use the following rules as guidelines:
- All members of a cluster must be in the same core group. A core group can contain multiple clusters.
- Core group members cannot cross firewall boundaries.
- Put clusters with direct relationships in the same core group. Examples of direct relationships include:
- A single application is deployed on multiple clusters.
- An application on one cluster calls an application on another cluster.
You should also try to keep your core groups homogeneous. If your installation topology requires you to set up a mix of processes that use and do not use the high availability manager, you can:
- Create a new core group and move all application servers for which the high availability manager is disabled to this core group. A core group that is not managed by a high availability manager does not have a size limit.
- Leave the remaining applications servers that require high availability manager services in the default core group. If the number of application servers remaining in the default core group is too large for the high availability manager to handle efficiently, create another core group, and move some of these application servers into that core group.
bprac You might want to add another core group to a cell if you are scaling up the number of servers in a cell. Multiple core groups are recommended for a large cell.
To create a new core group:
- In the admin console, click...
Servers > Core Groups > Core group settings > New .
- In the Name field, specify a unique name for the new core group. The name can contain alpha and numeric characters, but not the following special characters:# \ / , : ; " * ? < > | = + & % 'The name also cannot begin with a period (.) or a blank space. A blank space does not generate an error. However, leading and trailing blank spaces are automatically deleted from the name.
- Add a description of this core group that helps other administrators understand the purpose of this core group.
- Click OK and then click Review.
- Select Synchronize changes with nodes, and then click Save.
ResultsThe cell contains another core group.
What to do nextYou must now:
- Complete your core group configuration. The initial core group settings and policies are derived from a template. If the settings from the default template do not meet your requirements, you can:
- Change the number of coordinators for this core group.
- Change the transport type for this core group.
- Add policies for this core group.
- Move members to the new core group.
- Create bridges between core groups. If clusters with direct relationships are not in the same core group, set up a core group bridge to connect the related core groups.
Core groups (high availability domains)
High availability manager
Specify a core group when adding a node
Specify a core group when creating an application server
Move core group members
Configure a core group transport
Configure the default Discovery Protocol for a core group
Configure the default Failure Detection Protocol for a core group
Configure core group memory utilization
Configure core group IP caching
Configure core group socket buffers
View the core groups in a cell
View core group members
Change the number of core group coordinators
Configure core group preferred coordinators
Set up a high availability environment