As of Version 7.4, Secret Server supports clustering the web servers. This feature is available in the Enterprise Plus Edition.
Setting up Clustering
- Have Secret Server upgraded\installed and running on the primary server.
- Enable Clustering by going to Administration, Server nodes.
- Copy the entire web application folder from the primary node to the secondary node. Follow the steps in the Installation Guide for setting up the application pool and virtual directory in IIS. If you use DPAPI encryption for your encryption.config file, you will need to transfer the un-DPAPI-encrypted version of the file to the secondary node. You can turn on DPAPI encryption from that server node locally after Secret Server is running. This setting can be found under ADMIN > Configuration > Security.
- Ensure the server has the same date time as the primary server.
- Once the secondary server is running navigate to Secret Server on that node to go through the DB Connection reset page for connecting to the database. Instructions for how to do this are in Step 2 of this KB article.
- Activate licenses for the new node (this can be done on either server once the database connection is established on the secondary node).
- Configure your load balancer for the two sites and to have sticky sessions to prevent a user from bouncing between server on each request.
Upgrading in a Clustering environment
Note: Before ANY UPGRADES
see the KnowledgeBase article Upgrading Secret Server - Single Instance & Web Clustering
for important steps to ensure your data is backed up.