How to set up dynamic cluster

Follow the Creating a new dynamic cluster on Windows using WebSphere Virtual Enterprise document to setup a dynamic cluster.


The basic steps for creating dynamic cluster can be divided into three basic parts

Preparing DM and portal nodes



  • Install and configure Deployment Manager

  • Install WAS XD and augment the deployment manager profile

  • On all the WebSphere portal servers install WAS XD and augment wp_profile



Adding Primary Node to dynamic cluster




  • Prepare the node for dynamic cluster

    • cluster-node-config-pre-federation

    • Optional tasks if your using look aside repository or database backed user registry

    • cluster-node-config-post-federation

    • wp-change-portal-admin-user



  • Login into WAS Admin consol and Create a node group

  • Add primary portal server as node to the node group

  • Create Dynamic cluster, in the WAS Admin Console

  • Create the primary portal node as cluster member using the existing server as a template

  • Create dynamic cluster by executing cluster-node-config-dynamic-cluster-setup config task

  • Access the web content management content:Set the WCM_HOST and WCM_POST websphere variables at the primary portal server level to point to the web server host name and port name through which the WCM content would be accessed.

  • Propogate the changes

    • Stop DM

    • Stop Node Agent

    • Stop Server 1

    • Stop portal server

    • start DM

    • Start Node

    • Start Server1

    • Start WebSPhere POrtal





Adding additional nodes to the cluster




  • Setup the wkplc_dbtype.properties and wkplc_comp.properties files to point to correct database

  • Validate database settings by executing

    • validate-database-driver

    • validate-database-connections



  • Prepare the node for dynamic cluster

    • cluster-node-config-pre-federation

    • Optional tasks if your using look aside repository or database backed user registry

    • cluster-node-config-post-federation

    • wp-change-portal-admin-user



  • Login into the WAS Admin Console and add the new node as new member to the node group

  • Run the ConfigEngine.bat/sh cluster-node-config-dynamic-cluster-setup task to add the new member to the existing dynamic cluster

  • Apply changes by restarting the server

  • Access the Web Content Management Content by changing value of WCM_HOST and WCM_PORT websphere variables at the nodename scope to indicate the name of the fully qualified host and port

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