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configuration storage server failover - 10.May2005 8:11:00 AM   
theRob

 

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I installed the configuration storage server on a DC.
Is it wise to install an additional configurtion storage server, this because we have now a single point of failure?
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RE: configuration storage server failover - 10.May2005 11:03:00 AM   
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Hi Rob,

If you have resources, its always a good idea to have a second CSS.

HTH,
Tom

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RE: configuration storage server failover - 10.May2005 1:07:00 PM   
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If you are worried about single points of failure, just putting a second CSS server won't be enough. You need to think about how clients connect to the second CSS server when server1 dies! A few options are NLB and DNS RR. After alot of testing I think that DNS RR is best. Your clients should resolve a virtual name (say "array1"). In DNS, create two A records for "array1" and give one the ip address of server1, and the other the IP address of server2. This way, when server1 dies, web proxy clients (after about 5 seconds) connect to server2. Firewall clients just normally need to restart their winsock app. NLB may take this restart issue away, but Tom has said that you can get issues with NLB and FW clients.

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RE: configuration storage server failover - 10.May2005 1:16:00 PM   
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Hi BD,

I was thinking in terms of putting the CSS on a box that isn't a member of the firewall array. That's what I always do for non-cash strapped orgs. Works nicely!

HTH,
Tom

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RE: configuration storage server failover - 10.May2005 3:03:00 PM   
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How does that work then Tom? What's the benefit? Interested to know in case of benefit to us.

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RE: configuration storage server failover - 12.May2005 12:46:00 PM   
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In the isa array you can configure a second css server.
Can i just install one? Or are there some things i have to keep in mind.

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RE: configuration storage server failover - 16.May2005 1:05:00 AM   
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second server is installed, but it seems that there is no synchronisatinon between the primary server and the backup???
Where can i monitor that?

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