Configuring the mirrored VertX settings folder - 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

If you have HID VertX controllers on your system, the VertX specific settings must be found in the mirrored data partition so the Access Manager does not need to re-synchronize all units every time the active node switches machine.

Before you begin

Make sure you have created the folder N:\VertX on the mirrored data partition.

What you should know

Specific settings for VertX units are stored in a file named VertXConfig.gconfig. This file is saved by default in the folder C:\Program Files\Genetec Security Center 5.9\ConfigurationFiles on the server hosting the Access Manager role. This file is not created by default if only default VertX settings are being used.

Procedure

  1. Create or modify the file VertXConfig.gconfig using one of the following methods.
    • If the file does not exist, use Notepad, and paste the following text into an empty text file:
      <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
      <configuration>
        <Vertx VertXFolderRootPath="N:\VertX"/>
      </configuration>
    • If this file already exists, add the attribute VertXFolderRootPath="N:\VertX" to the file.

    The folder “N:\VertX” is the folder you created on the mirrored data partition. The path must be absolute. Relative paths are not accepted.

  2. Save or move the file VertXConfig.gconfig to the configuration files folder on the mirrored data partition (we used N:\Genetec Security Center 5.9\ConfigurationFiles in our example).
  3. If you are moving from a non-clustered to a clustered environment, move all existing VertX-specific subfolders from the Security Center root folder to the mirrored VertX settings folder.
    The VertX-specific subfolders are:
    • \VertXConfigAndLogs
    • \VertXEEPROMCache
    • \VertXFileCache
    • \VertXTempFiles

After you finish

All VertX unit settings and unit synchronization statuses will be saved to this mirrored folder.