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#1 2017-03-30 15:28:05

Registered: 2011-07-22

Configuring Failover Setup

I'm currently setting up two new Mac mini's as our new netboot servers and I'm interested in some suggestions about how to configure the DeployStudio setup to provide some redundancy for failover purposes. Our proposed setup with netboot services will have both running in tandem with our lab/classroom vlan booting to one mini, and all other vlans booting to the other (this has the added benefit of balancing out netboot traffic on some busy vlans). Should one of the mini's fail we would reconfigure the vlans to temporarily direct all netboot traffic to the other mini.

That seemed like the approach we were most comfortable with for netboot services, and now I'm trying to figure out how to set up proper redundancy with DeployStudio. Right now I have it installed on one of the mini's with the repository sitting on an SMB share on a separate server (not worried about the repository since that server VM and the SAN have their own failover setups). I'm not sure what I should do with the other server. Could I configure the 2nd one as a Replica and run both in tandem? Is it possible/advisable to configure our Replica server to use the same SMB share as our Master? Is there another setup that would make more sense? Any advice would be welcome.


#2 2017-08-04 07:19:03

Registered: 2017-05-08

Re: Configuring Failover Setup

Configure the secondary unit, as shown in the “Configuring the Secondary Unit” section on page 1-11. Active/Standby Failover Settings” section on page 1-12. Follow the steps in this section to configure the primary unit in a LAN-based, Active/Standby fail over configuration. Feel free to surf ( )

Last edited by Hampton (2017-08-04 07:20:03)


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