5 Replies Latest reply on Jun 21, 2012 2:12 PM by jmaaska

    How to deploy HA with Ironmail V6.7.2?

    galaxyus

      Hi everyone,

       

      Anyone have experience for deployed Ironmail in HA mode? which HA mode would you like recommend for deploying?

       

      Thanks.

       

      Gala.

        • 1. Re: How to deploy HA with Ironmail V6.7.2?

          What exactly are you referring to with "HA mode"?  There are no features on the IronMail to have failover or clustering (apart from Secure Web Delivery, but that has nothing to do with mail processing).

           

          Some people will use a load balancer, but most will simply use several MX records, each pointing to a separate system.

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          • 2. Re: How to deploy HA with Ironmail V6.7.2?
            galaxyus

            Hi Ajclements,

             

            Thanks for your respond. If we use a load balncer method, What the reuirements for this method : the same modern for EG appliance, same feautures, license...?What we need config in load balancer divice?  or Can we mix methods load balancer and MX reocrds?

             

            Regards,

            Gala.

            • 3. Re: How to deploy HA with Ironmail V6.7.2?

              For a load balancer, you would not need to have the same model of hardware, but they should be reasonably close in processing power.  Ideally you would have the same versions and rules on each system, otherwise you could have unexpected results.  With 6.7.2 HF7 licensing is no longer used, so that would be a moot point.

               

              As for the load balancer config itself, that is beyond the scope of what I do.

               

              I am not sure how you would mix load balancer and MX records, it would depend on how you have your network configured.  The only thing that makes sense to me is to have different MX records for separate sites, and then have multiple appliances on each site behind a load balancer.

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              • 4. Re: How to deploy HA with Ironmail V6.7.2?
                galaxyus

                Hi Ajclements,

                 

                Thanks for your information.

                 

                Tks.

                 

                Gala.

                • 5. Re: How to deploy HA with Ironmail V6.7.2?

                  To manage the rules on multiple systems more easily on 6.7.2 systems, you can contact support and request that "Agent Configmaster" be installed on your appliances.   This is not particularly well publicized, but is quite a convenient capability.

                   

                  This will set one as a "Master" and the others as "Slave" appliances.   When you have made a change on the master appliance, you tell the Master appliance to replicate (by setting a dictionary entry) and it pushes the rules to the other systems automatically.