Add clusters to PX-Central On-prem

Once you’ve installed PX-Central, you’re ready to add the clusters you’ll manage with it.


Ensure you meet the following prerequisites on the cluster you will be adding to PX-Central on-prem:

  • Open ports on your cluster:

    Port Component Purpose Incoming/Outgoing
    31240 PX-Central Sends metrics data to PX-Central on-prem Outgoing
  • You must be admin or have permissions to create and configure Clusterrole, Clusterrolebinding objects on your cluster. If you don’t meet this prerequisite, you’ll still be able to add your cluster to PX-Central, but you wont be able to use the Lighthouse monitoring features.

Add a cluster to PX-Central on-prem

  1. From the PX-Central home page, select the Lighthouse icon:

    Select the Lighthouse icon

  2. Select the Add PX Cluster button:

    Add Portworx cluster

  3. Populate the fields in the Add Portworx Cluster page:

    • Enter a descriptive cluster name
    • In the Cluster endpoint field, specify the IP address of a worker node, and the port range. If you modify the default port range, you can select the Verify button
    • (Optional) In the Metrics URL field, specify your Grafana endpoint:

    Enter cluster details

  4. Select the Submit button.

NOTE: When you remove a cluster from PX-Central on-prem, it does not remove Prometheus from that cluster, and Grafana will continue to show cluster metrics dashboards.

Last edited: Tuesday, Jan 26, 2021