Replica Instance

Document created by RSA Information Design and Development on Jun 13, 2017Last modified by George Spagnoli on Aug 7, 2018
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A replica instance provides deployment-level redundancy of the primary instance. You can view, but not update, administrative data on a replica instance.


A replica instance provides the following benefits:


  • Real-time mirror of all user and system data

  • Failover authentication if the primary instance becomes unresponsive

  • Improved performance by load balancing authentication requests to multiple instances

  • Ability to deploy a replica instance at a remote location

  • Ability to recover administrative capabilities through replica promotion if the primary instance becomes unresponsive


Although a replica instance is optional, RSA recommends that you deploy both a primary and a replica instance. The RSA Authentication Manager Base Edition includes permission to deploy a replica instance. The Enterprise Edition and Premium Edition both include permission to deploy up to 15 replica instances.