In the tree component, select the Clusters node.
On the Clusters page, click New.
The Create Cluster page appears.
In the Name field, type a name for the cluster.
The name must:
Consist only of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, underscores, hyphens, and periods (.)
Be unique across all node agent names, server instance names, cluster names, and configuration names
Not be domain
In the Configuration field, choose a configuration from the drop-down list.
To create a cluster that does not use a shared configuration, choose default-config.
Leave the radio button labeled “Make a copy of the selected Configuration” selected. The copy of the default configuration will have the name cluster_name-config.
To create a cluster that uses a shared configuration, choose the configuration from the drop-down list.
Select the radio button labeled “Reference the selected Configuration” to create a cluster that uses the specified existing shared configuration.
Optionally, add server instances.
You can also add server instances after the cluster is created.
Server instances can reside on different machines. Every server instance needs to be associated with a node agent that can communicate with the DAS. Before you create server instances for the cluster, first create one or more node agents or node agent placeholders. See To Create a Node Agent Placeholder
To create server instances:
Click OK on the Cluster Created Successfully page that appears.
For more details on how to administer clusters, server instances, and node agents, see Deploying Node Agents.