Colony and shard management

A default colony is always created when you install the application. You can use the Manage Colony tool to create additional colonies.

All colonies share the Configuration shard, Statistics shard, and Metadata shard, but each colony can have its own dedicated shard for Master and Transaction.

You can add colonies to your sharded configuration in the following ways:

  • Add a Colony Using the System Administration Console
  • Add a Colony in Silent Install Mode
Note: To add colonies, your application must be in a sharded mode. If you have installed the application in a single-instance, nonsharded mode, or upgraded from a previous version, move to the sharded mode.