We need to Storage VMotion our Primary RSA AM Server. If it is standard & supported I
will arrange to do live ( taking backup from Ops Console before-hand of course ).
We are at 8.1SP1+ - guest running on VMware ESXi 5.x hosts.
It is supported.
Worse that can happen is 'some machine parameter' changes (disk size, cpu, network adapter...etc), and the RSA system locks itself out of itself because it thinks the fingerprint changed. So, test what you plan to do, and afterward if it fails to start up properly, you may need to reset system fingerprint. To do this...you will need to access the command line as rsaadmin and go to .../opt/rsa/am/utils and run
./rsautil manage-secrets -a recover
then restart the services and they should start up fine
VMware Feature Support
RSA Authentication Manager supports VMware features, such as vMotion, Storage
vMotion, High Availability, Fault Tolerance, Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS),
Restrictions are described in the following table.
VMware Fault Tolerance
VMware Fault Tolerance in VMware vSphere 4.1 and 5.0 has
the following requirements:
• Only virtual appliances with a single virtual CPU are
compatible with Fault Tolerance. By default, each
Authentication Manager instance is deployed with two
You can change the number of virtual CPUs. For
instructions, see the VMware vSphere Client
• VMware Fault Tolerance does not support IPv6. If you use
Fault Tolerance, do not createan IPv6 network address on
an Authentication Manager primary or replica instance
You can take a VMware snapshot of an Authentication
Manager primary or replica instance, but snapshots do not
replace the Operations Console backup feature.
When you take a snapshot of an Authentication Manager
instance, specific settings are required. In a complex
Authentication Manager deployment, restoring snapshots
requires you to perform additional tasks.
For information, see the chapter “Disaster Recovery” in the
VMware Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS)
For security and redundancy, you can install primary and
replica instances on separate hosts.
VMware DRS can move both instances onto the same host.
Configure DRS to keep instances on separate physical hosts.
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