About failover and load balancing

Article:HOWTO26809  |  Created: 2010-01-08  |  Updated: 2010-01-15  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO26809
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About failover and load balancing

You can install two or more management servers that communicate with one Microsoft SQL Server and configure them for failover or load balancing. Failover configuration causes one server to pick up the client communications load if another server becomes unavailable. Load balancing configuration causes servers to share the client communications load and automatically implements failover if one of the servers goes offline.

See About installing and configuring the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager for failover or load balancing.

Figure: Failover and load balancing

Failover and load balancing

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This illustration shows components on different subnets. Management servers and database servers can be on the same subnets.

In this illustration, the servers are identified with the numbers 1 and 2, which signify a failover configuration. In a failover configuration, all clients send traffic to and receive traffic from server 1. If server 1 goes offline, all clients send traffic to and receive traffic from server 2 until server 1 comes back online. The database is illustrated as a remote installation, but it also can be installed on a computer that runs the Symantec Endpoint Protection Manager.


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