You can use the CreateCluster method to initialize the node in a cluster that has ownership of the "mvip" and "svip" addresses. Each new cluster is initialized using the management IP (MIP) of the first node in the cluster. This method also automatically adds all the nodes being configured into the cluster. You only need to use this method once each time a new cluster is initialized.

Note: After you run the GetBootStrapConfig method to get the IP addresses for the rest of the nodes that you want to include in the cluster, you can run the CreateCluster method against the master node for the cluster.


This method has the following input parameters:

Name Description Type Default value Required
acceptEula Indicate your acceptance of the End User License Agreement when creating this cluster. To accept the EULA, set this parameter to true. boolean None Yes
attributes List of name-value pairs in JSON object format. JSON Object None No
defaultProtectionScheme The protection scheme used by default for new volumes, unless a protection scheme is provided with the CreateVolume method call. string None No
disabledProtectionSchemes A list of all protection schemes that should be disabled on this storage cluster. string array None No
mvip Floating (virtual) IP address for the cluster on the management network. string None Yes
nodes CIP/SIP addresses of the initial set of nodes making up the cluster. This node's IP must be in the list. string array None Yes
password Initial password for the cluster admin account. string None Yes
repCount Number of replicas of each piece of data to store in the cluster. Valid value is "2". integer 2 Yes
svip Floating (virtual) IP address for the cluster on the storage (iSCSI) network. string None Yes
username User name for the cluster admin. string None Yes

Return values

This method has no return values.

Request example

Requests for this method are similar to the following example:

  "method": "CreateCluster",
  "params": {
    "acceptEula": true,
    "mvip": "",
    "svip": "",
    "repCount": 2,
    "username": "Admin1",
    "password": "9R7ka4rEPa2uREtE",
    "attributes": {
      "clusteraccountnumber": "axdf323456"
    "nodes": [
  "id": 1

Response example

This method returns a response similar to the following example:

"id" : 1,
"result" : {}