Install active/passive - Windows

This section describes how to install an active/passive architecture, as described in About Multi-node architecture.

Note Transfer CFT supports all POSIX file systems. Active/passive shared disks must be POSIX compliant!

A cluster installation of Transfer CFT without multi-node is an active/passive installation as described below:

  • Install Transfer CFT using the Cluster installation architecture of the Installer and disable the multi-node architecture.
  • Installation procedure must be executed on each host:
    • The first host installation
    • Additional hosts installation
  • Transfer CFT binaries are installed on several hosts and runtime files are installed on a shared file system.
  • Only runtime files are shared.
  • You must configure the cluster after installation but before you can use the cluster. The procedure for cluster configuration varies depending on the platform on which the cluster is installed.
  • At any given time:
    • Only one host is active
    • Only one Transfer CFT runtime environment is running on the active host
Note After installing applications in active/passive mode, you must implement the cft start, cft stop, and cft status scripts for the cluster.

Shared Directory

This is the path and name of the directory where you want to create a shared directory for the cluster installation. The shared directory is used to store product data files.

Installation Directory

The path and name of the local directory where you want to install the first cluster.

Prerequisites

Transfer CFT in multi-host architecture requires:

  • A shared file system
  • You must configure the system prior to the multi-node installation, and the shared disk should be ready when you start the Copilot server. See Shared file system prerequisites for details.

See Applying a license key for license key information.

Install

Download and unzip the Transfer CFT install package.

Run the installer. In the Cluster options, select:

  • Cluster - Installs Transfer CFT on several machines. Select this option if you want to install Transfer CFT in active/passive mode.

However, do not enable the multi-node option, as this creates an active/active Transfer CFT installation. Otherwise, the installation is active/passive.

Install first node in cluster

Use this procedure to install the product on the first node in a cluster:

  1. Launch the installer on the machine that supports the first node.
  2. On the Installation architecture page, select Cluster and click Next.
  3. On the Cluster page, select First node and click Next.
  4. On the installation directories page, specify values for the following and click Next.
Note After installing applications in active/passive mode, you must implement the cft start, cft stop, and cft status scripts for the cluster.

Shared Directory

This is the path and name of the directory where you want to create a shared directory for the cluster installation. The shared directory is used to store product data files.

The installer proceeds with the standard sequence of pages for the product.

Installation Directory

The path and name of the local directory where you want to install the first cluster.

Install additional nodes in a cluster

Use this procedure to install the product on additional nodes in a cluster:

  1. Launch the installer on the machine that hosts the additional node.
  2. On the Installation architecture page, select Cluster and click Next.
  3. On the Cluster page, select Additional nodes and click Next.
  4. On the installation directories page, specify values for the following and click Next.

Shared directory

Path and name for the shared directory that you entered for the first node. The shared directory is used to store product data files.

The installer installs the product on the second node and configures the shared directory for sharing between the installed nodes.

Integrate Transfer CFT in a Microsoft Cluster Service (MSCS)

Prerequisites

Transfer CFT must be installed in service mode.

Define Transfer CFT as a Generic Service Resource

Transfer CFT is a cluster-unaware application. However, you can integrate Transfer CFT in a cluster environment as a Generic Service Resource. Use the Microsoft High Availability Wizard to create a Generic Service, and from the Select Service dialog box select the Transfer CFT service.

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