Creating a Cluster Using MC
You can use Management Console to install a Vertica cluster on hosts where Vertica software has not been installed. The Cluster Installation wizard lets you specify the hosts you want to include in your Vertica cluster, loads the Vertica software onto the hosts, validates the hosts, and assembles the nodes into a cluster.
Management Console must be installed and configured before you can create a cluster on targeted hosts. See Installing and Configuring the MC for details.