Creates a new device cluster, with the specified name, and assigns it an IP address and routing level

A cluster (or redundancy group) is a set of controllers or service platforms (nodes) uniquely defined by a profile configuration. Within the cluster, members discover and establish connections to other members and provide wireless network self-healing support in the event of member's failure.

A cluster's load balance is typically distributed evenly amongst its members. An administrator needs to define how often the profile is load balanced for radio distribution, as radios can come and go and members join and exit the cluster.


This command and its syntax is common to both the User Executable and Privilege Executable configuration modes.

Supported in the following platforms:

  • Service Platforms — NX5500, NX7500, NX9500, NX9600, VX9000


create-cluster name <CLUSTER-NAME> ip <IP> {level [1|2]}


create-cluster name <CLUSTER-NAME> ip <IP> {level [1|2]}


Creates a cluster


Configures the cluster name

  • <CLUSTER-NAME> – Specify a cluster name. Define a name for the cluster that uniquely identifies its configuration or profile support requirements. The name cannot exceed 64 characters.

ip <IP>

Specifies the device's IP address used for cluster creation

  • <IP> – Specify the device's IP address in the A.B.C.D format.

level [1|2]

Optional. Configures the routing level for this cluster

  • 1 – Configures level 1 (local) routing

  • 2 – Configures level 2 (inter-site) routing


nx9500-6C8809#create-cluster name TechPubs1 ip level 2
... creating cluster
... committing the changes
... saving the changes
Please Wait .
nx9500-6C8809#show cluster configuration

Cluster Configuration Information
 Name                         : TechPubs1
 Configured Mode              : Active
 Master Priority              : 128
 Force configured state       : Disabled
 Force configured state delay : 5 minutes
 Handle STP                   : Disabled
 Radius Counter DB Sync Time  : 5 minutes

Related Commands

cluster Initiates cluster context. The cluster context provides centralized management to configure all cluster members from any one member.
join-cluster Adds an access point, wireless controller or service platform, as a member, to an existing cluster of controllers