Step 6: Configure Nodes

Connect nodes to the cluster, configure security, and arrange node storage.

You run the configure.sh script on a node to enable the node to communicate with the cluster. You must configure each node that is part of the cluster and each node that connects to the cluster as a client.

Perform the following operations to configure a node:

Operation Description
Prepare to run configure.sh This topic describes some information you will need to gather before running the configure.sh script.
Enabling Security These steps configure your cluster for security, enabling security for authentication, authorization, and data. Data-at-rest (DARE) encryption can also be enabled during this task. If you do not want your cluster to be secure, do not perform the steps in this procedure. Go to Configuring Nodes without Security.
Configure nodes without security These steps configure each node to be a part of the cluster but do not configure security. If you want your cluster to be secure, do not perform this procedure. Go to Enabling Security.
Configure storage (only if the mapr-fileserver is installed on the node) To configure storage on a node, you can use configure.sh to run disksetup, or you can manually run disksetup. You need to perform this step only if you chose not to configure storage when you ran configure.sh to configure the nodes.