About the SDC Head Node
This documentation is for SmartDataCenter 6 and does not apply to SmartDataCenter 7 or Triton.
For current documentation, please see docs.joyent.com/private-cloud.
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The head node is a server that controls all of the other servers in a datacenter. It provides the applications for provisioning new SmartMachines, interfacing with the customer database, and providing the public API.
To learn how to install the SmartDataCenter software on the head node, see Installing SDC Software on the Head Node