Several tasks are required to create and configure a server cluster that you can use as a failover.

This process assumes that you do not already have a vCenter Hyperic installation.

1

You install the vCenter Hyperic server using the process described in the vCenter Hyperic Installation Guide.

2

You create additional vCenter Hyperic server nodes in a similar way to the first server installation, but change some parameters during the installation process.

3

You must configure the cluster-related properties on each of the vCenter Hyperic servers in a cluster.

4

Configure the load balancer, according to the vendor or supplier instructions. Procedures vary, but at a minimum you will identify the vCenter Hyperic server nodes in the cluster and the failover behavior.

5

The vCenter Hyperic agents in your environment communicate with the vCenter Hyperic server cluster through the load balancer. When you start up a newly installed agent, either supply the load balancer listen address and port interactively, or specify the connection information in the agent.properties file.

6

After you have completed the installation and configuration of all the servers in the cluster, and the load balancer, you must start all the server nodes.