The Confluent “osdeploy initialize” command provides assistance in setting up facilities relating to deployment and access of managed nodes from one or more management nodes. Setting up these facilities involve accessing one or more shared files.

In order to prevent multiple simultaneous attempts to access the same files, any usage of the Confluent “osdeploy initialize” command should be limited to a single member of a Confluent collective at a time. Further, operations involving SSH should be performed after joining a collective (if done before joining a collective, follow the guidance in osdeploy initiliaze -s to delete the stale certificate authority.