- Configuring Clustering
The primary tasks in setting up NetScaler Gateway clustering are:
Once you have all of the deployment details in order, begin the configuration on the NetScaler Gateway that will be the configuration coordinator.
Once the cluster instance has been established, you can begin to add other NetScaler Gateway nodes to the cluster.
To add more NetScaler Gateway systems to the cluster, you can use the configuration utility to remotely issue the cluster-node-creation and join-cluster settings.
Repeat steps 4 through 9 for each additional remote NetScaler Gateway system that you want to configure as a cluster node.
Verify that the cluster nodes are included in the Active Node List in the Cluster Nodes detail pane. If any nodes are missing, repeat steps 4 through 10 until all of the necessary nodes are listed.
Once the cluster nodes have been added, a cluster node group can be created.
Because a NetScaler Gateway cluster configuration is a spotted type, only one node can be bound to the node group. The following procedure binds the local node on the configuration coordinator to the node group, but any node in the cluster can be used for this binding.
With a cluster established, you can proceed to build the NetScaler Gateway configuration the cluster deployment is intended to serve. To tie the configuration to the cluster, you need to create the NetScaler Gateway virtual server and bind it to a cluster node group that is set to type Sticky. After the virtual server is bound to the cluster node group, you can continue to configure the NetScaler Gateway.
If multiple NetScaler Gateway virtual servers are configured, those must be bound to the cluster node group as well.