You can configure your Safeguard for Privileged Sessions (SPS) cluster in the following ways:
Configuration synchronization without a central search: This method allows you to perform your configuration settings on your Central management node. Managed host nodes periodically fetch and merge the settings into their own: this is called "configuration synchronization". Central search is not configured in this method, so you can search for sessions on each node, including the Central management node.
For more information on this method, see Configuration synchronization without a central search.
Central search with configuration synchronization: This method allows you to use a Central management node with a Search master role to view session data recorded by the minion nodes of your cluster, as well as manage all the nodes in the cluster from one central location.
For more information on this method, see Central search with configuration synchronization.
IMPORTANT: One Identity does not recommend having a central search configuration without configuration synchronization.
Figure 130: Central search with configuration synchronization
The figure above is an example of an SPS cluster configured as follows:
- There is a Central management node, which has a Search master role.
- There are two Managed host nodes (Managed host node 1 and 2), each configured with a Search minion role.
- The Central management node is connected to the two minion nodes.
- The minion nodes record sessions, which are displayed on the Search interface of the Central management node.
- The minion nodes fetch their configuration from the Central management node, and merge it into their own configuration.
The Central management node with a Search master role and the connected Managed host nodes with Search minion roles require different configuration settings as described in the table below:
|Role||Use and configuration settings|
Central management node, Search master
Managed host node, Search minion
For more information on each role, see Cluster roles.