To manage Genetec Mission Control™ deployment effectively using Genetec Mission Control™, it is recommended that you understand your existing environment and evaluate the requirements for tolerance to failures.
Evaluation of current assets and requirements analysis
- What are the specifications of machines or virtual machines currently available?
- How many machines or virtual machines are at hand?
- How powerful are those machines in terms of computation (CPU)?
- How much random access memory (RAM) do they have?
- What kind of disks are those machines equipped with: solid-state drives (SSDs) or hard disks?
- How much disk space do they have?
- Are the machines located in the same rack?
- What type of maintenance gets done on those machines?
- What exposure do they have to external communications?
- What does the network environment look like for the deployment?
- Are there certain points of congestion in the network?
- Is it a geographically distributed network?
- Are there any higher latency points in the network or between networks?
- Is frequent maintenance required between certain points of your network?
- What does the redundancy look like?
- Are there any firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) or Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) managing part of the communications?
- What is your most important concern between availability and consistency?
- You prefer losing availability of a service over losing data.
- You prefer losing data to preserve availability or to restore it faster.
In Genetec Mission Control™, if downtime happened, would you rather restore service faster (availability) or lose incidents triggered in the past (consistency)?