vIDM: HA for a Small Number of Users

Someone approached me recently with the following question:

I am in the process of integrating vIDM with Log Insight and have a business requirement that vIDM be highly available. Currently, the conceptual design is looking like a 2-node cluster behind a NSX based LB. I will not have more than 15 – 20 admins using vRLI, and I’m therefore wondering if the design requires an external SQL database or not?

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Log Insight: Missing OVF Properties

As you probably know, the Log Insight virtual appliance relies on OVF properties to handle some amount of configuration. OVF properties are powerful in that they can be set at deploy time, changed at a later time, and can be used instead of relying on a CLI or needing to write a UI on top of a CLI. With that said, OVF properties have two significant limitations:

  1. They require vSphere — not an issue for Log Insight as it is only available as a virtual appliance
  2. They can go missing

The issue of missing OVF properties is what I would like to cover in this post. Read on to learn more!

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