Hello. We're deploying a HiveManager on Premise instance for a customer, running on VMware, and we're looking at options for resiliency and disaster recovery for HMOP.
It looks like we can do the following:
1. Use VMware functionality for backing up/moving the whole VM
2. Use the HiveManager backup
3. Deploy HiveManager in High Availability
#1 is doable, although the VM guy has indicated it may be a little awkward in this particular environment to do this, due to the size of the VM.
#2 well, you'd be doing backups anyway, and if you lost the HMOP VM instance I believe it would be a case of spinning up a new VM and restoring the backup.
Question: Is a new license required for the new HMOP VM instance, or can the original license be applied again ?
#3 I've not seen much information on HiveManager HA, but it looks like it's two HMOP instances, configured in an HA pair (one primary, one backup).
Whilst #2 seems a reasonable option as their will be no impact on the APs providing services if HiveManager is unavailable, this customer is using User Manager, so they would not be able to provision any new guest keys during the down time. Which then leads onto how resilient do you want the platform to be vs how critical is it to be able to generate new guest keys !
Advice/thoughts appreciated !