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Deploys a new PostgreSQL standalone or streaming replication cluster from ClusterControl. Only PostgreSQL 9.6 and later are supported. A minimum of two nodes is required for PostgreSQL streaming replication.

General & SSH Settings

Field Description
SSH User
  • Specify root if you have root credentials.
  • If you use sudo to execute system commands, specify the name that you wish to use here. The user must exist on all nodes. See Operating System User.
SSH Key Path
  • Specify the full path of SSH key (the key must exist in ClusterControl node) that will be used by SSH User to perform passwordless SSH. See Passwordless SSH.
Sudo Password
  • If you use sudo with a password, specify it here. Ignore this if SSH User is root or sudoer does not need a sudo password.
SSH Port
  • Specify the SSH port for target nodes. ClusterControl assumes SSH is running on the same port on all nodes.
Cluster Name
  • Specify a name for the database.
Install Software
  • Check the box if you use clean and minimal VMs. Existing PostgreSQL dependencies will be removed. New packages will be installed and existing packages will be uninstalled when provisioning the node with the required software. – If unchecked, existing packages will not be uninstalled, and nothing will be installed. This requires that the instances have already provisioned the necessary software.
Disable Firewall
  • Check the box to disable the firewall (recommended).
Disable AppArmor/SELinux
  • Check the box to let ClusterControl disable AppArmor (Ubuntu) or SELinux (RedHat/CentOS) if enabled (recommended).

Define PostgreSQL Servers

Field Description
Server Port
  • PostgreSQL server port. Default is 5432.
  • Specify the PostgreSQL superuser for example, postgres.
  • Specify the password for the User.
  • Use Vendor Repositories – Provision software by setting up and using the database vendor’s preferred software repository. ClusterControl will always install the latest version of what is provided by the database vendor repository.
  • Do Not Setup Vendor Repositories – Provision software by using repositories already set up on the nodes. The User has to set up the software repository manually on each database node and ClusterControl will use this repository for deployment. This is good if the database nodes are running without internet connections.
  • Create New Repositories – Create and mirror the current database vendor’s repository and then deploy using the local mirrored repository. This is a preferred option when you have to scale the PostgreSQL in the future, to ensure the newly provisioned node will always have the same version as the rest of the members.

Define Topology

Field Description
Master A – IP/Hostname
  • Specify the IP address of the PostgreSQL master node. Press ‘Enter’ once specified so ClusterControl can verify the node reachability via passwordless SSH.
Add slaves to master A
  • Add a slave node connected to master A. Press ‘Enter’ to add more slaves.

Deployment Summary

Field Description
Synchronous Replication
  • Toggle if you would like to use synchronous streaming replication between the master and the chosen slave. Synchronous replication can be enabled per individual slave node with a considerable performance overhead.
  • Starts the PostgreSQL standalone or replication deployment.



Starting from ClusterControl 1.9.7 (September 2023), ClusterControl GUI v2 is the default frontend graphical user interface (GUI) for ClusterControl. Note that the GUI v1 is considered a feature-freeze product with no future development. All new developments will be happening on ClusterControl GUI v2. See User Guide (GUI v2).

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