Add a Distributed/Mirror Machine

Before you begin

  1. Install Historian distributed server on the machine that you want to add as a distributed server.
  2. Add a system. The server that you specify while adding the system serves as the primary server for the system.

About this task

If you want to create a horizontally scalable Historian system, you must first add a primary server, and then add one or more distributed/mirror machines to scale out the primary server horizontally and thus, improve performance.


  1. Access the system to which you want to add the distributed server.
  2. In the main section, in the Servers subsection, select .
    The Add Server Machinewindow appears.
  3. Enter the host name or IP address of the machine that you want to add, and then select Add.
    The distributed server is added to the system. A distributed location is added in the server. You cannot modify or delete this location.

What to do next

If you want high availability of one or more data stores on the server, create a mirror location, and then add the data stores. If not, add the data store to the distributed location.