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Installing a Package on a Server Cluster

You can use the package installer to remotely install an MCS-compatible application or service on managed servers. When you install an application or service, you install it on a particular cluster; the application or service is then replicated across all of the servers in that cluster.

If you install components of MCS when you initially install MCS on a server, all components are installed as part of the installation process. If you install components later, you must copy the necessary files (an XML install descriptor and a JAR file) to the mcs/installscripts directory on the primary server in your cluster, and then use the package installer user interface to copy and install the components on all servers in the cluster.

To install a package (application or service) on a server cluster
  1. In the MCS left pane, point to Services and then click Server Management.

    The Server Management tree appears.

  2. In the Server Management tree, click Package Installer.

    The Package Installation page appears in the MCS right pane.

  3. In the Clusters list, select the name of the cluster on which you want to install the package.

    When you click the cluster name, the servers that belong to that cluster appear in the Servers list.

  4. In the Products list, select the application or service that you want to install.

  5. Click Install to perform the installation.

    Click Uninstall to remove the application or service from the selected cluster.

  6. Repeat steps 4 and 5 as needed to install additional packages on the selected cluster.

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