You can build a cluster by promoting a SPS node to the role of the Central Management node, and then join other nodes to your cluster.

To promote a node to be the Central Management node, complete the following steps:

  1. Open a transaction

    For more information, see Open a transaction.

  2. Create the Central Management node.

    POST an empty request to the https://<IP-address-of-node-to-become-Central-Management-node>/api/cluster/promote endpoint.

    The following is a sample response received.

    For more information on the meta object, see Message format.

        "body": {
            "address": "<IP-address-of-Central-Management-node>",
            "roles": [
        "meta": {
            "href": "/api/cluster/nodes/b35c54da-b556-4f91-ade5-d26283d68277",
            "parent": "/api/cluster/nodes",
            "remaining_seconds": 28800
    Elements Type Description
    body Top-level element (JSON object) Contains the JSON object of the node.
    address string The IP address of the node.
    roles string The role of the node.
  3. Commit your changes

    For more information, see Commit a transaction.