FastX Cluster Installation

A variant of the FastX Gateway Configuration, the FastX server and the gateway server are the same machine.  This is an ideal situation when you have a group of identical machines that are located on a LAN (with optional VPN access).  Users and IT admins get all the benefits of the gateway configuration without the added hardware costs of the extra gateway machines.

Requirements

  • All systems must meet the minimum requirements of a basic FastX Installation.
  • The fastx service and web interface are required to enable cluster configuration.
  • The Systems must have mounted (e.g nfs) $HOME directories
  • Recommended: Systems installed in a shared location

Pre-installation Setup

  1. Install a centralized License Server

Installation Instructions

  1. Install the FastX rpm as root according to the FastX Installation Instructions
  2. Log in to the FastX Browser Client as a FastX Admin User
  3. Click on the System Configuration Icon
  4. Click on Clustering
  5. Add a Secret Key
  6. Turn Accept Data from cluster members on
    Turn Send data to cluster members on
  7. Add the Urls of the other systems in the cluster
    (Round Robin DNS is supported. ie The Url will broadcast to every IP address that the hostname resolves to)
  8. Optionally, enable load balancing
  9. Save the configuration

On the other machines

  1. Install the FastX rpm as root according to the FastX Installation Instructions
  2. Copy /usr/lib/fastx2/config/network.json to each of the servers in the cluster
  3. Change the ownership to the fastx user chown fastx.fastx /usr/lib/fastx2/config/*
  4. restart the service service fastx restart

 

Advanced Configuration