Installing additional front end servers in Symantec Mobility: Suite
This section applies to the Production Installations only.
You may install and configure additional Mobility Suite front end servers (FEs) once the initial installation and configuration is complete. These additional servers use the same configuration information from the initial installation (e.g., the primary server Config Key and passphrase will be used by all additional servers). Note the following:
The database files on the primary server must be confirmed accurate before adding additional servers.
The primary server should be running the exact software version as the additional servers.
A minimum of 2 FE servers is recommended for High Availability production environments.
Symantec Mobility: Suite requires that ntpd (Network Time Protocal daemon) is running if you have more than one front end server. This ensures that your server times are synced. You must open port 123 so that the User Datagram Protocol (UDP) can send and receive timestamps to the NTP server. The default NTP server is pool.ntp.org; however, you can change this (for example, if you want to use a local server) by editing /etc/ntp.conf, and then restarting ntpd: /etc/init.d/ntpd.
Make sure load balancing and reverse proxy are implemented, if needed.
Confirm the files in the primary server database are accurate.
Install the software on the secondary FE(s), following the same installation instructions for the primary FE.
However, when you connect to port 8000 and fill out the configuration form (the Configurator Wizard), select the option to Add a New Front End at the beginning page of the form, and then only enter the required information. This will include, but not be limited to, the Config key, passphrase, and SSL certificates.
Click Add a New Front End.
Click Advanced Configuration.
Click Browse beside the Config Encryption Key File section.
Browse to and select Config Encryption Key.b64 file created on the first Mobility Suite FE.
Enter the passphrase that was used to protect the Config Encryption Key file.
Check the box next to Use External Database.
Enter the database information and credentials.
Click Browse next to SSL Certificate File.
Select the Certificate File and click Open.
Click Browse next to SSL Key File.
Select the Certificate Key File and click Open.
Click Browse next to SSL CA Certificate Bundle.
Select the certificate bundles file and click Open.
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