VI Deploying Identity Manager for High Availability

High availability ensures efficient manageability of critical network resources including data, applications, and services. NetIQ supports high availability for your Identity Manager solution through clustering or Hypervisor clustering, such as VMWare Vmotion. When planning a high-availability environment, the following considerations apply:

  • You can install the following components in a high-availability environment:

    • Identity Vault

    • Identity Manager engine

    • Remote Loader

    • Identity applications, except Identity Reporting

  • To manage the availability of your network resources for your Identity Manager environment, use the SUSE Linux Enterprise High Availability Extension with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server(SLES) 12 SP2 or later with the latest patches installed.

  • When you run the Identity Vault in a clustered environment, the Identity Manager engine is also clustered.

    NOTE:Identity Manager does not support load balancing LDAP or LDAPS communication between Identity Vault and Identity Applications.

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Determining the server configuration for Identity Manager components

see High Availability Configuration in NetIQ Identity Manager Overview and Planning Guide.

Running the Identity Vault in a cluster

Sample Identity Manager Cluster Deployment Solution on SLES 12 SP2

Deploying eDirectory on High Availability Clusters in the NetIQ eDirectory Installation Guide.

Running the identity applications in a cluster

Sample Identity Applications Cluster Deployment Solution on Tomcat Application Server

For more information on implementing high availability and disaster recovery in your Identity Manager environment, contact NetIQ Technical Support.

This following chapters provide the steps for installing and configuring Identity Manager components in a high availability environment: