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What is the Configuration Cluster in WHM?

Posted by Allura on 27 12 2018.

Introduction
The Configuration Cluster interface allows to link a master server to one or more additional servers in the configuration cluster. It can be selected to copy server configuration settings from WHM’s Update Preferences interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Update Preferences ) to the configuration cluster’s servers. As we deprecated WHM’s Remote Access Key feature in cPanel and WHM version 64 and it is recommended to use API tokens instead. Select Send my settings to all configuration cluster servers checkbox in WHMs Update Preferences interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Update Preferences).

Configuration Cluster
Before setting up a configuration cluster in the Configuration Cluster interface, one needs to log in as a root-level user on the server that needs to use as the master server. One must also log in to the master server as a root-level user to make any configuration changes to copy to the configuration cluster’s servers.

The Configuration Cluster interface displays a list of all of the servers that…

Introduction

The Configuration Cluster interface allows to link a master server to one or more additional servers in the configuration cluster. It can be selected to copy server configuration settings from WHM’s Update Preferences interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Update Preferences ) to the configuration cluster’s servers. As we deprecated WHM’s Remote Access Key feature in cPanel and WHM version 64 and it is recommended to use API tokens instead. Select Send my settings to all configuration cluster servers checkbox in WHMs Update Preferences interface (WHM >> Home >> Server Configuration >> Update Preferences).

Configuration Cluster

Before setting up a configuration cluster in the Configuration Cluster interface, one needs to log in as a root-level user on the server that needs to use as the master server. One must also log in to the master server as a root-level user to make any configuration changes to copy to the configuration cluster’s servers.

The Configuration Cluster interface displays a list of all of the servers that is linked to the currently-authenticated server.

 

  • Server: Server’s IP address, name that is assigned to the server (example.com).
  • User: Username of the server’s root-level account. This value is default to the root user.
  • Remote Access Key: Signature version of the server’s remote access key or API token.

Add a Server

Steps:

  1. Firstly click on Create at the top right or bottom right corner of the interface.
  2. Then enter the server name in the Servertext box.
  3. In the User text box, one can enter the server’s root-level account username.

This value is default to the root user.

  1. In the Remote Access Key text box, one can paste the server’s remote access key or API token.
  • By generating a remote access key in WHM’s Remote Access Key interface (WHM >> Home >> Cluster >> Remote Access Key).
  • By generating API token in WHM’s Manage API token interface (WHM >> Home >> Development >> Manage API Tokens).
  1. Lastly click on Save. The server will thereafter appear in the configuration cluster servers table.

 

Edit a Server’s Remote Access Key or API Token

Steps:

  1. Firstly click on the arrow icon corresponding to the server for to modify the remote access key or API token.
  2. Any desired changes can be made in the Usertext box.
  3. Then any desired changes can be made in the Remote Access Keytext box. This key displays either the current access key signature or API token. To make changes, one must enter the entire remote access key or API token.
  4. Click on Save.

Delete a Server

Steps:

  1. Firstly click on the trash icon corresponding to the server that needs to be deleted.
  2. Thereafter a confirmation window will appear. Then click on Continue.

Conclusion

Users can make a use of configuration cluster in certain ways as outlined in the review.