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Joining an Existing Farm

You can scale out a Service Bus farm by adding hosts using the Join Farm option in the configuration wizard.

Use the following procedure to join an existing farm.

  1. When the Service Bus Configuration Wizard page appears, click Join an Existing Farm. The Join Farm page appears.

    Service Bus Configuration Wizard
  2. Under Provide Service Bus Farm Management Database, in the SQL SERVER INSTANCE text box type the complete name of the SQL Server farm management database instance for the existing Service Bus farm. If the farm management database has a custom database name, also type that database name in the DATABASE NAME text box. To verify that the instance name you entered points to the correct database, click the Test Connection button to the right of the text box. If the connection is made correctly, a green check mark icon appears next to the button. If an error occurs, hover the cursor over the red X in the error message to see the reason for the connection failure.

  3. Under Provide Service Bus Farm Management Database, in the SQL SERVER INSTANCE text box type the complete name of the SQL Server farm management database instance for the existing Service Bus farm. If the farm management database has a custom database name, also type that database name in the DATABASE NAME text box. To verify that the instance name you entered points to the correct database, click the Test Connection button to the right of the text box. If the connection is made correctly, a green check mark icon appears next to the button. If an error occurs, hover the cursor over the red X in the error message to see the reason for the connection failure.

  4. Click Next to retrieve the configuration provided during farm creation.

    Service Bus Configuration Wizard
  5. Under Service Account Password type the password for that user account in the PASSWORD text box. The user ID must be the same as the user ID that you specified when you created the Service Bus farm. The wizard validates the user ID/password combination and notifies you to re-enter them if it finds an error.

  6. If you specified auto generation of the certificate, you must also provide the certificate generation key. Under Provide Certificate Generation Key, enter the key used to auto-generate certificates for the Service Bus farm in the text box. This key must be the same as the farm key that you specified when you created the Service Bus farm.

  7. Click Next to view the summary page that contains the farm configuration that will be applied on this computer. A message is displayed on the summary page if there is any error, such as a missing certificate or a blocked port.

TipTip
If you want to configure using PowerShell, you can generate the script based on the current configuration on this page by clicking the PowerShell Commands link.


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2013-10-18

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