Before running iPrint in a cluster environment, you must create a Broker and Print Manager on the cluster-enabled volume. You should dedicate a volume for printing.
To create a Broker and Print Manager, use iManager.
To prepare the print shared disk partition for a print broker:
Using Windows* Explorer, browse and select the Print volume in the eDirectory™ tree.
This creates a client connection to the server currently hosting the volume.
From a server's local volume, copy the sys:\ndps directory and subdirectories to the root directory of the shared cluster volume created for printing.
Ensure that \ndps is the top -level directory at the root of the Print volume.
To create a Broker using iManager:
From iManager, click iPrint Management > Create Broker.
Fill in the fields.
For the RMS Volume, select the shared cluster volume created for printing.
NOTE:You cannot create a Broker object until you have copied the resource directory as explained in Step 2 in the above instructions for preparing the print volume for a print broker.
To create a Print Manager:
IMPORTANT:While you can have more than one Print Manager running in a cluster, only one Print Manager can run on a cluster resource node. For example, if you have a four node cluster with serverA, serverB, serverC, and serverD, you can have two print managers: one running on serverA and one on serverB and then assign them to failover to different servers: serverC and serverD. If you assign the print managers to failover to the same cluster resource node, the Print Managers will collide and not failover.