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Administering global heartbeats

Use cluster heartbeats to monitor the health of clusters configured into a global cluster environment. A heartbeat is a list of clusters to which the Cluster Management Console listens. The console listens for repetitive signals that confirm that communications with each cluster are valid and that each cluster is in an online state. Global clustering requires a minimum of one heartbeat between clusters; you can add additional heartbeats as a precautionary measure.

Use the Cluster:Heartbeats view to manage heartbeats. The Cluster Heartbeats tab is available only if global service groups are configured.

 To navigate to the Cluster:Heartbeats view

  1. On the main tab bar, click Management.
  2. On the secondary tab bar, click Cluster Heartbeats.