Broker 10.5 | webMethods Broker Documentation | Administering webMethods Broker | Managing Clusters | Creating Clusters | Creating a Cluster
Creating a Cluster
To create a new cluster, you use the procedure below to give the cluster a name and add the first member Broker to it. Then you use the procedure in Adding Brokers to a Cluster to add additional Brokers to the cluster.
If all the member Brokers reside on the same Broker Server (which might be the case in a development environment), you can create the entire cluster using just the following procedure.
*To create a cluster
1. In My webMethods: Messaging >  Broker  Clusters > Clusters.
2. Click Add Cluster.
3. In Cluster Name, type a name for the cluster.
*The name you choose must be unique among all clusters that will be connected using cluster gateways.
We recommend that you assign unique names to clusters even if you do not plan to connect them using a cluster gateway. Doing this will ensure that you can easily distinguish one cluster from another in My webMethods.
*The name cannot contain the following characters:
@ / :
*The first character must not be #.
*The name cannot exceed 255 characters.
Example: AlertPublish05
4. Use the Select Broker s controls to specify the Brokers that you want to add.
Only Brokers 8.0 and later version that are not already members of another cluster or territory, appear in the Available list. If the Broker that you want to add to the cluster does not appear in this list, check whether it is already a member of another cluster or territory.
5. Click OK.
6. If you want to assign an ACL to this cluster so that only authorized Brokers can join it, perform the procedures in About Controlling Which Brokers Can Join a Cluster. All Broker Servers in the cluster will need to be SSL-enabled to use this feature. For information about SSL-enabling a Broker Server, see Configuring SSL for Broker Server .
7. Use the procedure in Adding Brokers to a Cluster to add Brokers from other Broker Servers to the cluster.