Setting up Directory failover and load balancing

To protect your information in case the main server fails, you can set up Directory failover and load balancing by assigning expansion servers as Directory servers.

Before you begin

Prepare for Directory failover and load balancing.

What you should know

To set up Directory failover and load balancing:

  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the System task, and click the Roles view.
  2. Select the Directory Manager () role, and click the Directory servers tab.
  3. Click Add an item ().
  4. In the dialog box that appears, select the server you want to add, its connection port (default=5500), and click Add.
    The server is added to the failover list.
  5. Add more Directory servers if necessary.
  6. Update your license to include the servers you’ve just promoted to Directory servers.
  7. Click Apply.

The expansion servers are converted into Directory servers and the updated license is applied to all Directory servers in the list. Client applications and roles on expansion servers can connect to Security Center using any of the Directory servers.