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Adding nodes to Enterprise and Cloud Server via the GUI

Creating a multi-node environment is quick and simple. Any node server, including nodes without the NoMachine software installed ("foreign nodes"), can be added to Enterprise or Cloud Servers in a couple of clicks. Here's how...

Enabling multi-node

  • To start make sure you have read the guidelines first. Adding the user as a node administrator of the server will trigger the multi-node functionality in the GUI.
  • Open the NoMachine connection interface in the usual way and insert 'localhost' into the 'Find a user or desktop' field.
  • You'll be prompted to log in. Authenticate using the administrator account that you added earlier.
  • The 'New node' button will be visible on the far right (Fig. 1).

Creating a multi-node environment is quick and simple with NoMachine Cloud and Enterprise Server
Fig. 1 – 'New node' will be activated once you've enabled the node administrator account

 

Adding the node

  • Click 'New node'.
  • Provide a name for the node, fill in the IP address/host name details, and if appropriate set the protocol and port.
  • If the node you are adding doesn't have NoMachine software installed, check the box 'NoMachine is not installed on this node'. In this way you will be adding a 'foreign' node. Note that to add nodes with NoMachine software installed Workstation, Terminal Server, Terminal Server Node, Enterprise Server or Enterprise Desktop must be running on them.

Adding a 'foreign' Linux host as a node to the NoMachine Enterprise Server

Fig. 2 – Adding a 'foreign' Linux host as a node to the NoMachine Enterprise Server

  • Accept the certificate fingerprint verification when prompted (Fig. 3).
Verify host node authenticity to connect to that node

Fig. 3 – Verify host node authenticity

  • Authenticate using your node administrator credentials.
Provide node administrator credentials to continue adding the node

Fig. 4 – Provide node administrator credentials to continue adding the node

  • Wait a few seconds while the node is added.
Once authenticated correctly the node is added to the server

Fig. 5 – Once authenticated correctly the node will be added to the server

  • Successfully added, you will see the node in the list of available nodes (Fig. 6). As you add more nodes to create your cluster, the nodelist will be populated. If you need to administer a node and can't see it in your list, use the 'Find a node' field to search for it.
The Ubuntu 'foreign' node is now visible in Administration GUI

Fig. 6 – The Ubuntu 'foreign' node is now visible