Minimizing single points of failure

Applies To: Forefront Client Security

You can provide some fault tolerance for your Client Security deployment by deploying additional hardware configurations that duplicate your existing hardware configuration. In this way, if one path of data input/output (I/O) or the physical hardware components of a server (such as computer, network, and storage area network components) fail, your Client Security deployment can continue to operate using the duplicate hardware. Redundant hardware options to consider include:

  • Dual power supplies

  • Dual network adapters

  • RAID disk arrays

The hardware that you use to minimize single points of failure varies according to what components you want to make redundant. Hardware vendors typically include duplicate hardware as part of their storage solution.