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Creating a node


Creating a node

You can create one or more nodes and use them in a multi-node site. Give each node a specific role within the deployment to support planning of resources. For example, specify if a node is to run scheduled reloads or serve content to users.

When you create a node its associated services are also created and they inherit the node name: repository, engine, printing, proxy, and scheduler.

Do the following:

  1. Open the QMC: https://<QPS server name>/qmc

  2. Select Nodes on the QMC start page or from the StartArrow down drop-down menu to display the overview.

  3. Click Create new Create new in the action bar.

  4. Fill out the properties.


    Click Apply to save your changes. If a mandatory field is empty, Apply is disabled.
  5. Click Apply in the action bar to create and save the node.

    Successfully added is displayed at the bottom of the page and a dialog with your authorization password appears.

    If you typed the Host name incorrectly the message Node registration failed appears.

    Information noteYou cannot edit the host name after the node has been created. Create a new node and type the correct host name.
  6. Copy the authorization password and follow the instruction in the dialog to authorize the certificate on the host name machine.

    If successful, the Certificate setup dialog displays The service was successfully unlocked.

  7. Restart the services that you installed on the new node.

You have now created a new node and authorized the certificate to make the node operational.

Load balancing

You can use load balancing to get a more even distribution of the work load between different nodes. On the central node, load balancing is automatically added to the virtual proxy, but on all other nodes you need to configure the virtual proxy with load balancing. If you create a new virtual proxy, you must configure it by adding load balancing and selecting which nodes that the virtual proxy can forward work to.