Configuring the cluster join mode

The cluster join mode specifies how a node is added to the Isilon cluster and whether authentication is required. OneFS supports manual and secure join modes for adding nodes to the cluster.

Mode
Description
Manual
Allows you to manually add a node to the cluster without requiring authorization.
Secure
Requires authorization of every node added to the cluster and the node must be added through the web administration interface or through the isi devices -a add -d <unconfigured_node_serial_no> command in the command-line interface.
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If you specify a secure join mode, you cannot join a node to the cluster through serial console wizard option [2] Join an existing cluster.

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In the case of IsilonSD Edge, you cannot configure the cluster join mode. For more information, see the IsilonSD Edge Installation and Administration Guide.