Before You Begin
Determine which clusters the site will contain and whether each cluster will be a site controller or a site member. The cluster from which you create the new site is automatically configured as a site controller. To avoid a possible single point of failure, configure at least two clusters as site controllers.
If you use a role with Geo Management RBAC rights, ensure that the /var/cluster/geo ACLs are correct on each node of both partner clusters. If necessary, assume the root role on the cluster node and set the correct ACLs.
# chmod A+user:username:rwx:allow /var/cluster/geo
The /var/cluster/geo directory must have the correct access control lists (ACL) applied for compatibility between the Geo Management RBAC rights profile and data replication software.
For more information about RBAC, see Securing Geographic Edition Software.
phys-schost-1# cluster status -t node === Cluster Nodes === --- Node Status --- Node Name Status --------- ------ phys-schost-2 Online phys-schost-1 Online
If any node is offline, wait until the node is back online before you create the new site. The creation of a new site, or the acceptance by invited members to join the site, will fail if any node in the issuing cluster is not online.
The issuing cluster is automatically configured as a site controller, so you do not have to specify that cluster name to the geosite create command. You can specify the –c option and the –m option in the same geosite create command.
first-site-controller-cluster-node# geosite create [-c cluster[,…]] [-m cluster[,…]] site
The name of a cluster to configure as a site controller. You can specify multiple cluster names separated by commas (,).
The name of a cluster to configure as a site member. You can specify multiple cluster names separated by commas (,).
The name for the site that you are creating.
The command issues an invitation to each cluster that is specified to the geosite create command. No site-based operations are accepted from a cluster until the cluster accepts the invitation to join the site.
# /usr/lib/cacao/bin/cacaoadm status
# /usr/lib/cacao/bin/cacaoadm start
invited-cluster-node# geosite join first-site-controller-cluster site
The name of the cluster that issued the invitation to join the site.
# geosite status site
The following example creates a new site named europe. The issuing cluster, london, is automatically configured as a site controller. The cluster madrid is configured as a second site controller, and the clusters berlin and paris are configured as site members. The invited clusters accept the invitation from the london cluster to join the europe site.
phys-london-1# geosite create -c madrid -m berlin,paris europe phys-madrid-1# geosite join london europe phys-berlin-1# geosite join london europe phys-paris-1# geosite join london europe
Go to How to Create a Multigroup.
To find out how to delete a site, see Deleting a Site in Oracle Solaris Cluster 4.3 Geographic Edition System Administration Guide.