Security Center Directory deployment option: same machine as other services - Genetec Mission Control™ 3.0.5.0

Genetec Mission Control™ Deployment Guide 3.0.5.0

Applies to
Genetec Mission Control™ 3.0.5.0
Last updated
2022-05-02
Content type
Guides > Deployment guides
Language
English (United States)
Product
Genetec Mission Control™
Version
3.0

You can deploy the Security Center Directory on the same machine as all the Genetec Mission Control™ components and have a failover configuration on a separate standalone machine.

What you should know

This deployment architecture is identical to the Basic deployment option for Genetec Mission Control™ with an additional failover configuration for the Security Center Directory on a separate standalone machine.

For more information on how to configure Security Center Directory failover, see Preparing Directory failover and load balancing.

This deployment architecture gives you the option of running your services in standard or failover mode.

Benefits: Directory on the same machine as other Genetec Mission Control™ services

Low maintenance
Only two machines to monitor and manage; one for the Security Center Directory and all other Genetec Mission Control™ components and one for the failover server.
Low latency
Services communicate directly with each other instead of going on the network.
Low impact from environment problems
Network latency and failures never affect your deployment unless they prevent Security Desk and Config Tool from accessing your machine. This does not affect services which will still operate normally.
Fault resilience for the Security Center Directory
If the machine running the Directory goes offline, the system launches another instance of the Directory on another machine, with a short delay. This ensures continued operations with minimal disruptions.
Security Center Directory resources are not shared
If the Directory is running on a standalone machine, other services do not use the same resources and therefore do not impact the Security Center Directory performance or availability unless failover is triggered.

Drawbacks: Directory on the same machine as other Genetec Mission Control™ services

Complex deployment
You must install the Security Center server on a separate machine and manually add the Security Center Directory failover to that server.
No fault resilience or fault tolerance
Having your machine with all the services fail or go offline means you lose Genetec Mission Control™ incident data. Directory remains available, unless both machines go offline.
Resource starvation in failover mode
In failover mode, Directory and Incident Manager would be competing for the same resources.