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VMware vCloud Director Essentials by Lipika Pal

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Creating and managing vShield edge and vCloud networks

With the release of VMware vShield 5.1, we have seen the high availability of the vShield Manager Service Virtual Machine. In this activity, you will learn how High Availability (HA) in an Edge device works and its configuration.

The HA feature in vShield edge deploys two Edge appliances per cluster, which runs in the active-standby mode.

vCenter networking and Security Manager manages the lifecycle of both peers and will simultaneously push user configurations to both edges. The Active Edge device will push run-time state information to standby as well. Edge HA peers communicate with each other using an internal IP address and cannot be used for other purposes except HA. This IP address is ...

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