Set Up and Enable the Witness

You can set up the Witness from the CLI or the GUI. For instructions on how to set up the Witness from the CLI, refer to the CLI Administration Guide.

  1. From the GUI, select AdministrationAvailability.
  2. Enter the host name or IP address of the Witness.

    The host name should be the fully qualified domain name of the host.

  3. Enter the port number of the Witness.

    If you do not specify a port number, the default port number of 5395 is used.

  4. Enter the user name and the password of the Witness.

    Enter the user name and password that you used when you installed and configured the witness.

  5. Click Save to save your settings.
  6. Enable the Witness using your saved settings by selecting the Automatic Switchover Enable check box.
  7. (Optional) Click Test to confirm that the Witness connectivity status is Reachable for the arrays in the group.
  • Verify that the firewalld process running on the Witness allows ingress/egress communication for the slected port number.
  • Verify that any firewalls between the group leader, backup group leader, and the witness allow ingress/egress communication for the the selected port number on all three.