Cluster configuration tests - Security Center 5.8

Security Center Installation and Upgrade Guide for NEC Cluster 5.8

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Security Center 5.8
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2020-01-02
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Security Center unified platform > Security Center
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5.8

To test your Security Center cluster configuration, try the following four failover tests:

Description of task Data transition time
Failover Test #1 - NEC move operation
Using the NEC ClusterManager, perform a “move” operation to switch active to standby and standby to active. The standby server should become active and the active should become standby. 10 minutes
Let the servers operate for a period of 30 minutes. n/a
Using the NEC ClusterManager, perform a “move” operation to revert to the original configuration. 10 minutes
Failover Test #2 - Windows OS shutdown of Security Center and active server
Perform a standard Windows shutdown of the Security Center and Omnicast™ Primary servers, failover to Secondary Security Center and Omnicast™ servers. 5 minutes
Let the Secondary failover servers operate for a period of 30 minutes. n/a
After 30 minutes, bring up the Primary Security Center and Omnicast™ servers and switch operation back to these servers from the Secondary servers 5 minutes
Failover Test #3 - Disconnect the Public NIC on the Security Center active server
Disconnect the Public NIC on the Security Center active server. Operations should automatically switch over to the standby server. 5 minutes
Let the secondary failover server operate for a period of 30 minutes. n/a
Reconnect the Public NIC on Security Center’s primary server. 5 minutes
Failover Test #4 - Disconnect the Interconnect NIC on Security Center active server used to relay the heartbeat of primary server to secondary (failover) server
Disconnect the network cable on the Security Center primary server used to relay the heartbeat of the server to the secondary (failover) server; operations should continue to be maintained by the primary server. n/a
Keep the network cable disconnected for a period of 30 minutes. n/a
Reconnect the network cable on the Security Center primary server; wait for the SQL database on the secondary (failover) server to get updated. 5 minutes