000025906 - How to replicate a clustered RSA Validation Manager server

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Article Number000025906
Applies ToRSA Validation Manager 3.0
Microsoft Windows Server 2003
Clustering with RSA Validation Manager

Clustering is the use of two or more instances of RSA Validation Manager, running on separate machines, to provide fault tolerance and enhance performance. The nodes in the cluster maintain a shared database for status and configuration data, and each node can respond to any incoming OCSP request. A third-party load balancer is needed to make the cluster appear as a single OCSP server to OCSP clients. The load balancer will also distribute the OCSP serving load among the nodes, and ensure that requests are only directed to functioning nodes. This helps to attain optimal performance and fault tolerance. Failed nodes may be restarted and will automatically join the cluster again. From the main menu, select Configure System.
IssueHow to replicate a clustered RSA Validation Manager server
Unable to replicate non primary cluster server
Unable to replicate secondary RVM Server, cannot establish communications
CauseWindows 2003 Server is unable to read zip file for replica data during the installation
ResolutionThe workaround for this issue is to install a third-party zip utility like WinRar or WinZip and re-import the .zip file. You can verify this is the cause of an inability to replicate the second Cluster by opening the zip file manually on the Second Cluster System. There will be no files visible inside the .zip package. Once a third-party utility is installed, the files will be visible within the zip package.
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