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Multi-core support [Web console]
The following conditions must be met in order to use multiple cores:
- Both cores must be part of the same domain.
- The domain administrator account must be added to the LANDESK Management Suite local user group on both cores.
- The identity of the Ivanti COM+ application under component services must be set to the domain administrator. This is described in the next section.
- The core.asp file must be edited to include the second core. The core.asp file is in the \inetpub\wwwroot\LANDesk\LDMS\xml folder. Once this is done, when you initially access the Web console in a browser, you'll see a drop-down list containing the servers defined in core.asp. Select the server you want and click Connect.
Below is a sample core.asp that includes multiple servers.
<?xml version="1.0" ?>
<item name="Core_Host_Name_1" rollup="0"/>
<item name="Core_Host_Name_2" rollup="0"/>
<item name="Rollup_Core_Host_Name_3" rollup="1"/>
To log into a core in a multi-core environment
- Launch the Ivanti® Management Suite Web console.
- In the Select a core list, select the core that you want to log into and click Connect. Type the user name and password.
- To successfully complete client configuration, use the correct URL for the core. Otherwise, the configuration won't work.
- You may find it useful to add entries for each core server to your Favorites menu in your browser. This facilitates switching between cores.
When using a Web console server that isn't on the core, or if you want to use domain groups inside the LANDESK Management Suite group on the core server, there is some additional server configuration you must do for Management Suite authentication to work correctly. Remote Web console servers must get database connection information and user information from the core server, but since remote Web console servers use impersonated Web credentials on IIS, they can't communicate with the core server directly.
To solve this issue, the Web console server and core server use a COM+ application to communicate via HTTPS, allowing the Web console server to get core server database and user information. You need to configure this COM+ application on the Web console server to use an account that has the necessary rights, such as the domain administrator account. The account that you provide needs to be in the LANDESK Management Suite group on the core server (this allows it to access core server database connection information), and it needs to have rights to enumerate Windows domain members.
If you're using domain groups inside the core server's LANDESK Management Suite group, Management Suite also needs to be able to enumerate Windows domain members. In this case, you also need to provide an account for the core server's LANDesk1 COM+ application.
To configure the LANDesk1 COM+ application on a core or remote Web console server
- Go to the Web server or core server you want to configure.
- From the Windows Control Panel's Administrative Tools, open Component Services.
- Click Component Services > Computers > My Computer > COM+ Applications.
- Right-click the LANDesk1 COM+ application and select Properties.
- On the Identity tab, enter the credentials you want to use.
- Click OK.
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