2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 3, 2014 2:41 PM by joebaggadonuts

    Best method for recovering a Core server in Disaster Recovery scenario

    RobLent Specialist

      Does anyone have any experience of recovering a Core LDMS server from bare metal recovery?

       

      We are trying to ensure we have resilience for a number of our systems and obviously LDMS is a core system for desktop and application deployment.

       

      Anyone ever done a bare metal restore of a Core server successfully?

       

      Rob

        • 1. Re: Best method for recovering a Core server in Disaster Recovery scenario
          SupportEmployee

          LANDESK doesn't currently have any best methods for this.  Just make sure to backup your keys folder which would allow for you to stand up a new server and still manage your other clients that aren't on the core yet.

           

          You can also set up a DNS re-direct if you had to stand up a new server.

          • 2. Re: Best method for recovering a Core server in Disaster Recovery scenario
            Apprentice

            What we do - NOT APPROVED BY LANDESK:

             

            1. We have a DR site away from our principle computer center

            2. We have ESX Host servers at both locations

            3. We backup the Virtual Machines (CORE and SQL Server) to the DR Site on a regular basis

            4. In the event of a catastrophe we activate those VMs and make the necessary interconnect changes

               - This effectively moves the core and SQL server to the new location

            5. We have a second core (that is not linked to any other core) at the DR site for imaging

              - During the first hours between losing the prime site and activating the core server and DB we can provision new PCs using the side core and a preferred server

             

                This process is tested annually and worked during the last series of DR testing. VMware FTW.

             

            - Couple that with a CITRIX VDI and you can be up and running post DR quite quickly.

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