Creating a cluster management interface

You can use System Manager to create a cluster management interface or LIF to provide a single management interface for a cluster. You can use this LIF to manage all of the activities of the cluster.

Steps

  1. Click Configuration > Configuration Updates.
  2. In the Cluster Details pane, click Create Cluster-management LIF.
  3. In the Create Cluster-Management LIF dialog box, specify a name for the cluster management LIF.
  4. Assign an IP address to the cluster management LIF:
    If you want to... Then...
    Specify the IP address by using a subnet
    1. Select Using a subnet.
    2. In the Add Details dialog box, select the subnet from which the IP address should be assigned.

      For an intercluster LIF, only the subnets that are associated with the selected IPspace are displayed.

    3. If you want to assign a specific IP address to the LIF, select Use a specific IP address, and then type the IP address.

      The IP address that you specify is added to the subnet if the IP address is not already present in the subnet range.

    4. Click OK.
    Specify the IP address manually without using a subnet
    1. Select Without a subnet.
    2. In the Add Details dialog box, perform the following steps:
      1. Specify the IP address and the network mask or prefix.
      2. Optional: Specify the gateway.
      3. If you do not want to use the default value for the Destination field, specify a new destination value.

        If you do not specify a value, the Destination field is populated with the default value based on the family of the IP address.

      If a route does not exist, a new route is automatically created based on the gateway and destination.

    3. Click OK.
  5. Select the required ports from the Port details area.
  6. Click Create.