Does the SunPlex system require an administrative console?
Does the administrative console have to be dedicated to the cluster, or can it be used for other tasks?
The SunPlex system does not require a dedicated administrative console, but using one provides these benefits:
Enables centralized cluster management by grouping console and management tools on the same machine
Provides potentially quicker problem resolution by your hardware service provider
Does the administrative console need to be located 'close' to the cluster itself, for example, in the same room?
Check with your hardware service provider. The provider might require that the console be located in close proximity to the cluster itself. No technical reason exists for the console to be located in the same room.
Can an administrative console serve more than one cluster, as long as any distance requirements are also first met?
Yes. You can control multiple clusters from a single administrative console. You can also share a single terminal concentrator between clusters.