Building a cluster for the first time is easy using the Quasardb configuration generator.
- Access the quasardb configuration generator.
- Enter the RAM, disk space, and number of cores available to quasardb. The same values are used for each node.
- Enter the IP address for the first node.
- For each additional node, click the "Click here to add another node" link, then add the node's IP address.
- Set the Data Replication factor.
- (optional) Enable synchronized writes.
- (optional) Disable data persistence.
- (optional) Set the log level.
- Set the number of Allowed simultaneous connections.
- Click Generate Configuration File.
- Save the compressed file somewhere you will remember.
- Extract the named configuration files to the qdbd folder on the respective nodes. Each conf file will be named the IP address or hostname you entered in the configuration generator.
- Start the quasardb daemon on the first node, using its config file.
- Start the quasardb daemon on the other nodes, using their respective config files.
As nodes come online, they will stabilize themselves by self-organizing into a ring and determining storage locations for data.