Does Altiris support putting the Altiris Agent on a Windows Cluster?
Last Updated September 06, 2006
I have some clusters that I want to manage using the Altiris 6 Agent. Is installing the Agent on a cluster supported?
Answer The NS itself does not support clustering.
In terms of the agent, it would be installed on each node of the cluster and report information back to the NS; from the NS perspective this would be treated as two separate resources thus taking up two licenses per cluster for solutions since each node of the cluster is managed as a individual resource. Since both nodes are essentially up and running and need to be patched, receive inventory, and so on individually.
There is nothing in core today that will link these two computers together and represent them as a cluster resource; we want to improve on this ability in a later release as well as various VMware scenarios on a VMware server/workstation with host and guest relationships, but these items have yet to be be placed on the roadmap for a near term release.
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