I have clustered my both author instances installed on different machines with shared nothing and I see that in the OSGi console under jmx, its showing as expected the MasterID and the members perfectly. But I see the clustered.txt file in the Master machine rather than in the slave machine. To, confirm on this i again reinstalled and did cluster configuration taking the earlier Master as slave and slave as master. But still the same behaviour, the Master machine got the clustered.txt.
Anyone has any idea on this??
this is the expected behaviour (see http://dev.day.com/docs/en/crx/current/administering/cluster.html#Automatic%20Out-Of-Sync% 20Prevention). The "clustered.txt" will be created on the master, as soon as the first slave joins the cluster. It will be automatically deleted, when the last slave leaves the cluster. If you have a "clustered.txt" in the master's repository while no slave is active, then it points to a problem (usually with the slave instances). But in your case everything seems to work as it should.
Thanks for the explaination Henning..