Preparing nodes for a Kaspersky failover cluster

April 17, 2023

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Prepare two computers to work as active and passive nodes for a Kaspersky failover cluster.

To prepare nodes for a Kaspersky failover cluster:

  1. Make sure that you have two computers that meet the hardware and software requirements. These computers will act as the active and passive nodes of the failover cluster.
  2. Make sure that the file server and both nodes are included in the same domain.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • On each of the nodes, create a virtual network adapter. You can do it by using third-party software.

      Ensure that the following conditions are met:

      • The virtual network adapters must be disabled. You can create the virtual network adapters in the disabled state or disable them after creation.
      • The virtual network adapters on both nodes must have the same IP address.
    • Use a third-party load balancer. For example, you can use an nginx server. In this case, do the following:
      1. Provide a dedicated Linux-based computer with nginx installed.
      2. Configure load balancing. Set the active node as the main server and the passive node as the backup server.
      3. On the nginx server, open all of the Administration Server ports: TCP 13000, UDP 13000, TCP 13291, TCP 13299, and TCP 17000.
  4. Restart both nodes and the file server.
  5. Map the two shared folders, that you created during the file server preparation step, to each of the nodes. You must map the shared folders as network drives. When mapping the folders, you can select any vacant drive letters. To access the shared folders, use the credentials of the user account that you created during step 1 of the scenario.

The nodes are prepared. To deploy the Kaspersky failover cluster, follow the further instructions of the scenario.

See also:

About the Kaspersky failover cluster

Scenario: Deployment of a Kaspersky failover cluster

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