Veritas Cluster Management Console is a high availability management solution that enables monitoring and administering clusters from a single web console.
You can configure Cluster Management Console to manage a single cluster, multiple clusters, or both.
The Cluster Management Console is installed along with VCS on each node in the cluster and is configured for failover. It is integrated with VCS as part of the ClusterService service group. The Cluster Management Console offers robust cluster management capability and can be run from any supported Web browser on any system.
One instance of the Cluster Management Console is installed outside all clusters on a standalone server. The console enables users to visually and intuitively input commands to the multi-cluster management engine, the management server. The management server initiates monitoring and management actions based upon those commands. The management server uses a database to store cluster configurations, cluster status, events, event policies, report jobs, report outputs, and more.
If the management server and cluster nodes are separated by a firewall, a component called cluster connector is installed on each cluster node. Cluster connector enables communication with clusters through firewalls. Cluster connector also provides buffering for cluster data. If the console goes offline and then comes back online, it can retrieve data collected during the offline period from the cluster connector buffer.
The console offers additional capability for administering users, reports, events, and notification. If the cluster environment includes licensed VCS global clusters, disaster recovery (DR) capability is also available.
The configurational differences between the operational modes mean that you cannot switch a single Cluster Management Console installation from one mode to the other. The modes are also incompatible on the same system. Consequently, one system cannot offer both operational modes. However, the modes can co-exist in the same multi-cluster environment, with single-cluster-mode installations on VCS cluster nodes, and multi-cluster-mode installations on management server hosts. Such a deployment can be desirable if different IT administrators in your enterprise have different scopes of responsibility.
See Veritas Cluster Server Centralized Management Guide for more information.
Sample deployment for Veritas Cluster Management Console
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