Creating a Shared Folder for the server.conf File

To implement a server cluster that includes nodes hosted on different machines you must have a shared folder for the server configuration file (server.conf). In addition to giving all nodes in a cluster access to the same server.conf file, the shared folder simplifies maintenance of the server.conf file.

The shared folder described in this section is also required to give users access to the Administration Console interface after your PPM instance is deployed. For information about the Administration Console, see Tools in the Administration Console.

Caution: If you plan to configure the server cluster on multiple machines, keep in mind that the nodes in the cluster must all run on the same operating system. Shared access to the server.conf file does not support mixed operating systems.

The following sections provide instructions on how to prepare the shared folder on both Windows and UNIX systems.