SafeHaven 3.1: Cluster Configuration

Updated by Josh Leporati on Nov 16, 2015

Article Overview

This article walks you through the configuration of the SafeHaven Cluster. This process configures your CMS (Central Management Server) and SRN (SafeHaven Replication Node) roles within your environment. This should be followed by an engineer-level employee looking to deploy a new cluster.

You should already have deployed your SafeHaven nodes to run this process against. If you have not yet completed that step, please see the SafeHaven 3.0/3.1 - Build a base-image template from scratch using Ubuntu 14)

Requirements

Cluster Configuration

During these steps you configure your SafeHaven Cluster environment (SRN and CMS nodes) via the SafeHaven Cluster Configurator.

Obtaining SafeHaven Install Software

The cluster configuration software needs to be run off of a Windows machine - with network access to your production SRN ,your DR SRN, and CMS.

Download and extract the following software to a known location on the Windows machine.

Cluster Configurator Software - SAHA 3.1.1

The Cluster Configurator is currently running 3.1.1 code. When working in your SafeHaven Console make sure to use the correct GUI version related to your SafeHaven Environment.

Installing and Configuration Steps

  1. Execute SafeHavenClusterConfigurator.exe.

    • Accept EULA.
    • Enter Licensing information.
    • Select correct the deployment type.
    • We will always select Configure Safe Haven cluster by selecting pre-installed SafeHaven Nodes.

    Deployment Type

  2. Enter a name for the Production Site Information. (This should be something descriptive - like ProductionDATACENTERALIAS.) Site Name

  3. Select the correct Production side type. Connection Type

    • If your production environment is in the CenturyLink Cloud, then you would select Automated through CenturyLink Cloud
    • If your production environment is on your premise then you would select Automated through VMWare vCenter Server
  4. Update the Connection Details with the correct API information. Connection Details

    • For CenturyLink Cloud Connection types, enter in your API v1 User Information. (You may want to create a special user just for this.)
    • For On-Prem types, you enter in a VMWare vCenter user.
  5. Select the correct Production SRN from the environment servers listed. Select the correct Production Datacenter from the Locations list, followed by the SRN contained in that location. Production SRN

    • Note that if your API / VMWare information is wrong on the previous screen, you will not see the correct infrastructure to select from.
  6. Enter a name for the DR Site Information. (This should be something descriptive - like DRDATACENTERALIAS.)

  7. Select the correct DR side type.

  8. Update the Connection Details with the correct API information. DR Site Name

  9. Select the correct CMS from the environment servers listed. Select the correct DR Datacenter from the Locations list, followed by the CMS contained within that location. CMS

  10. Select the correct DR SRN from the environment servers listed. Select the correct DR Datacenter from the Locations list, followed by the SRN contained within that location. DR SRN

  11. Complete the required sections for the Custer Configuration section. Provide passwords, the SafeHaven distribution URL, and confirming other predefined settings.

    Cluster Config - CMS

    • Replication Nodes Section
      • Root Password - This is the root password for the SRN node that was previously defined during the build process. Specify a password for both the Production side and the DR side.

    Cluster Config - Replication

    • Confirm other settings. However, do not modify any port information.
  12. Click Configure to begin the configuration process. Once the process has completed successfully the following window is displayed indicating the configuration was successful. Cluster Config - done

You should now be able to connect to your cluster by using the correct GUI version of the Console software. Note that you'll connect to the CMS from here. Correct GUI

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