Disaster Server Architecture (DSA)

The following diagram shows a typical DSA setup with two servers. Each Server is behind a firewall, possibly in a separate office, although it is easy to set up multiple servers in a single office as well. The servers must have high-speed connections to replicate the IBM BigFix data (generally LAN speeds from 10 to 100Mbps are required). The IBM BigFix servers communicate over ODBC and HTTP protocols.

In case of a failover, the specific configured relays automatically find the backup server and reconnect the network. For more information about the relay configuration see Configuring relay failover.