Synchronizing cluster files

The files available on the configuration coordinator are called cluster files. These files are automatically synchronized on the other cluster nodes when the node is added to the cluster and periodically, during the lifetime of the cluster. Additionally, you can manually synchronize the cluster files.

The directories and files from the configuration coordinator that are synchronized are:

  • /nsconfig/ssl/
  • /var/netscaler/ssl/
  • /var/vpn/bookmark/
  • /nsconfig/dns/
  • /nsconfig/htmlinjection/
  • /netscaler/htmlinjection/ens/
  • /nsconfig/monitors/
  • /nsconfig/nstemplates/
  • /nsconfig/ssh/
  • /nsconfig/rc.netscaler
  • /nsconfig/resolv.conf
  • /nsconfig/inetd.conf
  • /nsconfig/syslog.conf
  • /nsconfig/snmpd.conf
  • /nsconfig/ntp.conf
  • /nsconfig/httpd.conf
  • /nsconfig/sshd_config
  • /nsconfig/hosts
  • /nsconfig/enckey
  • /var/nslw.bin/etc/krb5.conf
  • /var/nslw.bin/etc/krb5.keytab
  • /var/lib/likewise/db/
  • /var/download/
  • /var/wi/tomcat/webapps/
  • /var/wi/tomcat/conf/Catalina/localhost/
  • /var/wi/java_home/lib/security/cacerts
  • /var/wi/java_home/jre/lib/security/cacerts
  • /nsconfig/license/
  • /nsconfig/rc.conf

Tip

Files (certificates and key files) that are copied to the cluster configuration coordinator manually (or through the shell) are not automatically available on the other cluster nodes. You must execute the “sync cluster files” command from the cluster IP address before executing a command that depends on these file(s).

To synchronize cluster files by using the command line interface

At the command prompt of the cluster IP address, type:

sync cluster files <mode>

To synchronize cluster files by using the configuration utility

  1. Log on to the cluster IP address.
  2. Navigate to System > Cluster.
  3. In the details pane, under Utilities, click Synchronize cluster files.
  4. In the Synchronize cluster files dialog box, select the files to be synchronized in the Mode drop-down box.
  5. Click OK.