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Joining an existing UIM installation to a Microsoft Windows Cluster (MSCS)

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Article ID: 243523

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Products

DX Unified Infrastructure Management (Nimsoft / UIM) CA Unified Infrastructure Management On-Premise (Nimsoft / UIM) CA Unified Infrastructure Management SaaS (Nimsoft / UIM) Unified Infrastructure Management for Mainframe

Issue/Introduction

We have a UIM installation 20.4 on Windows Server 2016 and MS SQL Server 2016. We have a primary hub and 15 secondary hubs.

I need to make UIM highly available. and I will use the approach of Windows cluster. so we will create a cluster and join the existing UIM on it.

I need to know what is the best practices for this. what to do on the existing primary hub IP. should it be the VIP of the cluster ? .. what about the installation directory ? and what about the installation of the other primary hub node?

I checked this document Installation procedure for UIM on Microsoft Windows cluster environment (broadcom.com). but it talks about new installations not existing.

Environment

Release : 20.4

Component : UIM - INSTALL

Cause

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Resolution

Yes, you will use a virtual IP address for the cluster.

Install to a location on the shared drive, such as S:\Nimsoft. Do not install to the C:\Program Files directory...

Yes, you do also install DX UIM on a second node but read through the documented process.

Please do review this entire techdoc.

Installing an Active/Passive Microsoft Cluster

As with most product installations, retro-fitting into a cluster is likely to be difficult, as several decisions are often made during install, for example configuration settings and location on disk.

Creating a new installation in the cluster and migrating the existing hubs and robots is the preferred and much easier option.

Feel free to also post a message to the UIM Community to see if any other customers have had experience adding UIM Into an existing Microsoft cluster.

https://community.broadcom.com/enterprisesoftware/communities/communityhomeblogs?CommunityKey=170eb4e5-a593-4af2-ad1d-f7655e31513b

if you need help with this configuration effort with an existing cluster, you can contact your Account Rep to discuss it or contact one of our Partners for assistance.