1.3. system-config-cluster Cluster Administration GUI

1.3. system-config-cluster Cluster Administration GUI

This section provides an overview of the cluster administration graphical user interface (GUI) available with Red Hat Cluster Suite — system-config-cluster. It is for use with the cluster infrastructure and the high-availability service management components. system-config-cluster consists of two major functions: the Cluster Configuration Tool and the Cluster Status Tool. The Cluster Configuration Tool provides the capability to create, edit, and propagate the cluster configuration file (/etc/cluster/cluster.conf). The Cluster Status Tool provides the capability to manage high-availability services. The following sections summarize those functions.


While system-config-cluster provides several convenient tools for configuring and managing a Red Hat Cluster, the newer, more comprehensive tool, Conga, provides more convenience and flexibility than system-config-cluster.