Start the New Cluster Wizard

This procedure describes how to start the New Cluster Wizard, which helps you create a new cluster in Application Center. Before starting this wizard, you should be familiar with the clustering scenarios and load balancing implementations that Application Center supports.

To start the New Cluster Wizard

  1. In the Application Center snap-in, right-click Application Center, and then click Connect.

    The Connect to Server dialog box appears.

  2. In the Server name box, type the name of the server, and then click OK.

    This name must be a valid NetBIOS name, DNS name, or IP address.

    This server will be the first member in the cluster and therefore, the cluster controller. After subsequent members are added, you can designate any member as the cluster controller.

    • If you are not logged on with administrative privileges on this server, select the Connect As check box, and then enter the user name, password, and domain (optional) for an account with administrative privileges.

    • If you are connecting to the local server, the Connect As check box is ignored, and the account with which you logged on is used. This account must have administrative privileges to create a cluster.

  3. In the New Server dialog box, click Create a new cluster, and then click OK.

    The New Cluster Wizard appears. For information about using this wizard, click Help as you proceed through the wizard.

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