Preparing the operating systems on the servers - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Installation and Upgrade Guide for Windows Cluster 5.9

series
Security Center 5.9
revised_modified
2020-04-07

Before deploying the Security Center server on to the failover cluster, you must prepare the servers.

Procedure

  1. Create an Active Directory Domain Account for the Security Center services as follows:
    1. Log on to the Active Directory domain controller of the Windows domain that the cluster nodes are part of.
    2. Create a new user account on the domain named Security CenterServices.
    3. Ensure that this domain account has local administrative rights on all cluster nodes.
  2. Enable permissions to log on to the Microsoft SQL Server: Log onto the Microsoft SQL Server engine and add the domain account created above as an administrative login of the Microsoft SQL Server engine.
  3. Disable the Windows Firewall service as follows:
    1. Log on to the first node in the cluster using an administrative Windows account.
    2. To view the active Windows services list, click on Start > Run, and enter services.msc.
    3. Double-click on the Windows Firewall service.
    4. In the Windows Firewall Properties window, set Manual as the Startup type. Click Stop (if available) and then OK.
    5. Repeat this procedure on all remaining cluster nodes.
  4. Set the Windows Network Interface Binding Order as follows:
    NOTE: The network interface on the data network must be Windows’ first available network interface.
    1. Log on to the first node in the cluster using an administrative Windows account.
    2. To view the network interface properties, click Start > Run, and enter ncpa.cpl
    3. If the Advanced menu does not appear at the top of the window, press the Alt key on the keyboard.
    4. Click Advanced > Advanced Settings
    5. Select the connection corresponding to the data network and use the arrow buttons on the right to bring it to the top of the list
    6. Click OK to save the settings.
    7. Repeat this procedure on all remaining cluster nodes.