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ozz
Level 7

High Availability- Virtual Machine

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Is doable and reasonable to configue two McAfee web gateways as Virtual Machines in HA mode working in the same Host (same ESX server) ?!

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asabban
Level 17

Re: High Availability- Virtual Machine

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I don't see good reasons why you want to do that. As you mentioned, when the hardware fails, both systems are gone. It will only help if (for whatever reason) one of the virtual machines hangs up while the other remains running. Anyway it would make sense if high availablity is required to have more than one physical hardware.

Best,

Andre

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akill
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Re: High Availability- Virtual Machine

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Yes could be good, remember that the MWG HA do a load balancing of the web traffic and that maybe will help you in your implementation

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ozz
Level 7

Re: High Availability- Virtual Machine

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OK, But what if the Host machine has stopped working accidentally..then we will lost the HA functionality.

Thank you

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asabban
Level 17

Re: High Availability- Virtual Machine

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I don't see good reasons why you want to do that. As you mentioned, when the hardware fails, both systems are gone. It will only help if (for whatever reason) one of the virtual machines hangs up while the other remains running. Anyway it would make sense if high availablity is required to have more than one physical hardware.

Best,

Andre

ozz
Level 7

Re: High Availability- Virtual Machine

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Thank you,,

that what I was looking for

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