7.2 Configuring Multiple Secure Logging Servers

By default, the installation program creates the Secure Logging Server in the Logging Services container. The logging server then reads its channel and notification configuration information from the Channels.Logging Services and Notifications.Logging Services containers and loads the channels and notifications located within these containers.

If you want to provide system redundancy or load balancing in your logging system, you can create multiple Secure Logging Server objects for servers on the same platform in the default Logging Services container. In this way, all the logging servers load the same channels and send data to the same database.

However, if you want to log data to different databases (such as in a WAN environment); load different channels and notifications on each logging server; if you have an extremely large eDirectory™ tree; or if you are running Novell Audit Secure Logging servers on multiple platforms, we recommend that you create separate eDirectory organizational units as containers for each Secure Logging Server’s configuration object.

If you want a combination of both configurations—for example, you want to provide system redundancy or load balancing in a WAN environment—you can create multiple eDirectory organizational units with multiple Secure Logging Server objects.

The following sections in the Novell Audit 2.0 Administration Guide review how to implement multiple Secure Logging Servers in your logging system based on whether you want to locate the Secure Logging Server objects in the same container, different containers, or a combination of both: