The piranha-gui service must be running
on the primary LVS router to use the Piranha
Configuration Tool. To configure the cluster, you minimally
need a text-only Web browser, such as links. If you are accessing the LVS router from
another machine, you also need an ssh
connection to the primary LVS router as the root user.
While configuring the primary LVS router it is a good idea to
keep a concurrent ssh connection in a
terminal window. This connection provides a secure way to restart
pulse and other services, configure
network packet filters, and monitor /var/log/messages during trouble shooting.
The next four sections walk through each of the configuration
pages of the Piranha Configuration Tool
and give instructions on using it to set up the LVS cluster.