Starting a Cluster

These instructions assume that the server is stopped.

If all the nodes in a cluster are stopped, you must follow this procedure to start the cluster safely and avoid data loss.

On the last node that was stopped last, start the server. Do this for each node in the cluster.
Warning: The first node that you start must be the last node that was stopped to preserve the most recent data. Starting another node first may result in loss of data such as job history and configuration settings. If you do not know which node was stopped last, look in each node's log for the time stamp of the shutdown message. You can find the log in: SpectrumDirectory\server\logs\spectrum-server.log.
  1. Start the server.
  2. Start all nodes consecutively, after upgrading. Make sure that you start node 2 within only a few seconds after starting node 1, and repeat this for each remaining node.
    You can tell when the Spectrumâ„¢ Technology Platform server has completely started by looking in the log file: SpectrumDirectory\server\logs\spectrum-server.log. This message is displayed when the server is completely started:
    Pitney Bowes Spectrum(TM) Technology Platform (Version Version Number) Started.

    The log will show the IP address for one of the nodes bound to the Spectrum Technology Platform service.