1.1. Configuration Basics

1.1. Configuration Basics

To set up a cluster, you must connect the nodes to certain cluster hardware and configure the nodes into the cluster environment. This chapter provides an overview of cluster configuration and management, and tools available for configuring and managing a Red Hat Cluster.

Configuring and managing a Red Hat Cluster consists of the following basic steps:

  1. Setting up hardware. Refer to Section 1.1.1, “Setting Up Hardware”.

  2. Installing Red Hat Cluster software. Refer to Section 1.1.2, “Installing Red Hat Cluster software”.

  3. Configuring Red Hat Cluster Software. Refer to Section 1.1.3, “Configuring Red Hat Cluster Software”.