Cluster Administration Overview

The goal of cluster administration is to ensure that clusters and servers work smoothly, and scale over time. By default, the Unwired Platform is installed as a one-node cluster. The one-node cluster is supported in development or test environments. Production deployments of Unwired Platform are likely to require multiple nodes. Cluster administration is mostly a nonroutine administration task.

See Installation Guide for Runtime > System Deployment Overview.

Cluster administration tasks
Task Frequency Accomplished by
Installing the cluster One-time installation per cluster Unwired Platform installer
Setting up relay servers One-time initial installation and configuration; occasionally adding servers to the cluster Manual installation; manual setup using configuration files.
Suspending and resuming server nodes On demand, as required Sybase Control Center
Setting cluster properties, including cache database settings, monitoring database setup, and so on Once, or as cluster changes require Manual configuration using files and .BAT scripts.
Administering the runtime databases Routine to ensure that the database server is monitored and backed up, that there is sufficient space for Unwired Platform metadata and cached data tables, and that performance is within acceptable limits (performance tuning) Established processes and command line utilities. Consult with your database administrator.
Reviewing licensing information, including total licensed devices and currently used licenses count Occasional, or as device user registration and deregistration occurs Sybase Control Center.