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Deployment walkthrough for HA in SAM

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Updated: 12-1-2016

The following provides a high-level walk-through of how to set up high availability protection on your main server or additional polling engines.

Before you begin, review the requirements and how to choose a VIP address.

  1. Reserve an available IP address to use as the Virtual IP (VIP) address on the same subnet as the primary and standby servers.
  2. Build a standby server on the same subnet as the server you want to protect.
  3. Open port 5671 (TCP) on the primary (incoming) and standby (outgoing) servers.
  4. Open ports 4369 and 25672 (TCP) on the main Orion server and its standby server. These ports are not required when protecting additional polling engines.
  5. Download and install the secondary server software.
  6. Activate your HA pool licenses.
  7. Create your HA pool.

Optional deployment steps

Depending on your network and device configuration, you may need to perform some or all of the following steps.

  • Modify your DNS to point your Orion Web Console's host name to the VIP.
  • Modify the firewall settings to all communication to the VIP address and from the primary and secondary servers.
  • Modify devices that send syslog messages, SNMP traps, or NetFlow data to your Orion server to use the VIP instead.

    Depending on your network setup, you may be able to change your primary server's IP address to another address in the subnet and use the already established SolarWinds IP address as the VIP address. See What is a Virtual IP address? for more information.

  • Modify devices' SNMP settings to accept requests from the VIP address and the primary and secondary IP addresses.
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