07-23-2014 11:45 PM
If a customer who has purchased a single VM instance of ClearPass wants to address the issue of redundancy by taking a snapshot of the installed and configured machine - will there be any issues experienced when the snapshot is brought up on a different piece of hardware. The scenario might be two separate datacentres, I am worried about the license still being valid etc.
07-24-2014 06:14 AM
I have a very similar problem. We cannot afford to buy two clearpass licenses. We have a VMware setup with High Availability. With regular backups/snapshots to guard against software issues, and VMotion to move the VM to another server if neccessary do we really need redundant Clearpass VMs?
07-24-2014 07:16 AM
Tim Cappalli | Aruba ClearPass TME
@timcappalli | ACMX #367 / ACCX #480 / ACEAP / CWSP
07-24-2014 07:41 AM
Currently we would be using ClearPass for just wireless. To our instituion wireless is still a "nice to have" not mission critical. If we went down for minutes/hours it would be an inconvience.
When we start using ClearPass as our NAC for wired and wireless we will be forced to run a second ClearPassVM as then it would be a necessity.
I guess my question is more along the lines of "Does clearpass require two instances to run or can it run as a single unit?"
and it appears the answer is yes, but it's not best practice.