Preparing Directory failover and load balancing - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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Security Center 5.9
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Before you can configure the Directory for failover and load balancing, there are some pre-configuration steps required.


  1. Make sure your Security Center license supports multiple Directory servers.
    NOTE: The Directory Manager () role is created automatically in Config Tool when your license supports multiple Directory servers.
    1. From the home page, click About > Security Center.
    2. In the Number of additional Directory servers option, note the number of supported servers.
  2. Have your System ID and Password on hand, found in the Security Center License Information document.

    Genetec™ Technical Assistance sends you this document when you purchase the product.

  3. Make sure that all the servers you plan to use as Directory servers are up and running as expansion servers.
  4. For all the expansion servers you plan to use as Directory servers, make sure their general properties configured in Server Admin are the same as those of the main server.

    This ensures that your data, such as the alarm retention period and so on, is stored for the same amount of time.

  5. Host the Directory database on a remote computer from the Directory servers.
  6. Make sure the database server is accessible from all Directory servers.