Adding multiple App Volumes Managers to your App Volumes Agent
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Adding multiple App Volumes Managers to your App Volumes Agent

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Article ID: 323578

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Products

VMware

Issue/Introduction

This article provides steps to add multiple App Volumes Managers to your App Volumes Agent. These steps can be used to setup multiple App Volumes Managers for fault tolerance. This method does not do load balancing only fail over if the managers in order are not available.
 
Note: Timeout has to occur prior to adding the next App Volumes Manager. This allows low level fault tolerance.


Environment

VMware App Volumes 4.x

Resolution

Configure the App Volumes agent to communicate with multiple App Volumes Manager instances by modifying the following registry key: HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\svservice\Parameters.

You can specify the load balanced FQDN of the App Volumes Manager.

In the registry key, add string value named ManagerN and value data App Volumes Manager FQDN, colon, and port number assigned to AV Manager.

Notes:
  • By default the port is 443.
  • N ranges between 0 to 9.

To add an App Volume Manager

  1. Open regedit.
  2. Access the registry key: Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\svservice\Parameters.
  3. Right click on the registry key and select New > String Value.
  4. Add the value as Manager2.
  5. Double-click Manager2 and add the data as IP:Port
For Example: 192.168.127.53:443
  1. Repeat for additional managers
  2. Right click make new Reg_Dword named MaxDelayTimeOutS
  3. Edit the setting to change the default time out value for manager response time (value is in seconds)
  4. Click okay


Additional Information

https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-App-Volumes/2306/app-volumes-admin-guide.pdf - Additional svservice parameters on page 218