Article version: Enterprise Server 2.14

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Setting up the cluster instances

GitHub Enterprise Server clustering requires multiple instances to be set up and configured to run GitHub Enterprise Server services.

About cluster nodes

Nodes are GitHub Enterprise Server instances that operate in a cluster. Each node runs a set of services that are provided to the cluster, and ultimately to the users.

Network configuration

GitHub Enterprise Server clustering relies on proper DNS name resolution, load balancing, and communication between nodes to operate properly.

Initializing the cluster

A GitHub Enterprise Server cluster must be set up with a license and initialized using the administrative shell (SSH).

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