A privileged access system is a critical component in your IT infrastructure environment. Defining high availability and disaster recovery scenarios requires understanding your current business and IT needs. To achieve this goal, some factors must be considered, such as performance, downtime, traffic volume management, no interruption, and availability of services. The best way to prevent downtime and eliminate these losses is to adopt a series of best practices that help you to achieve high availability for your service.
In this guide, High Availability (HA) describes a system with minimum downtime and maximum potential uptime. In simpler words, we can say that HA helps the system to be always available or accessible to its users without any interruption. It must be able to rapidly handle any single component failure, whether due to physical issues (e.g., hard drive failure), network connectivity loss, or software faults. HA is a failure response mechanism that eliminates the Single Point of Failure (SPoF). This prevents the system from going down when one component or server fails.
Systems nowadays expect HA to recover normal operations in a few minutes while ensuring minimal or no data loss. Sectona PAM offers multiple High Availability scenarios and options to design your HA strategy for solutions implemented in your environment.
This guide is intended for teams installing or using Sectona PAM modules. This section guides you through various sections to achieve quick results and design an HA strategy according to our recommended best practices.
Purpose & goal
Key concepts & definitions
Choosing an architecture for HA & DR Requirements
Configuring Sectona Web Access for HA
Configuring vault for HA