tpm can use an INI file to manage host configuration. This is a fundamental difference from the normal model for using tpm. When using an INI configuration, the tpm command will only work with the local server.
In order to configure Tungsten on your server using an INI file you must still complete all of the Appendix C, Prerequisites. Copying SSH keys between your servers is optional but setting them up makes sure that certain scripts packaged with Continuent Tungsten will still work.