High availability of the Microsoft® Connected Services Framework components can be achieved with careful planning and deployment. This section discusses clustering the Session component, and using network load balancing (NLB) for the Identity Manager, Profile Manager, and Service Catalog components.
High Availability Configuration of the Platform Servers
Microsoft SQL Server™ Cluster - This is a standard SQL Server cluster with a shared external drive for data. This provides the data storage for:
- All the Connected Services Framework components
- The Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) service
- Microsoft BizTalk® server group
BizTalk Server Group - These servers support BizTalk orchestrations as well as the Single Sign-On (SSO) components used by Connected Services Framework. BizTalk is installed. These servers are configured as a BizTalk server group and the SSO components are configured with one of the servers as the master SSO server and the others as a regular SSO nodes. The Connected Services Framework Profile Manager component will use these machines.
Microsoft Active Directory® Primary and Secondary - These are the primary and secondary Active Directory servers used to store user information in Connected Services Framework. These do not have any Connected Services Framework service running on them, but are used by the Identity Manager component to store user, group, and organization data.
Microsoft Operations Manager (MOM) Console - This server contains the MOM management console for the Connected Services Framework installation. This is a standard installation of a MOM management console and has its own local database. Optionally, an existing MOM management console may be configured to monitor the Connected Services Framework components.