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Do I need to set the Connection Broker VIP?
Posted by , Last modified by Karen Gondoly on 01 November 2018 09:46 AM

It depends on your Connection Broker configuration. Leostream recommends using a static IP address or DNS SRV record for the appliance, and configuring DNS with your primary search domain. The Connection Broker VIP address serves the same purpose as a DNS SRV record, and can be used in cases where you do not have or cannot create a DNS SRV record. 

If you have a single Connection Broker, in most cases, you can leave the Connection Broker VIP field empty. If you have a cluster of Connection Brokers and you configured a DNS SRV record with either the Connection Broker addresses or VIP address of a load balancer, you can also leave the Connection Broker VIP edit field empty. 

However, there are some cases where you need to enter an appropriate VIP. If you configured a DNS SRV record that points to a different Broker, then you need to specify the Broker VIP. For example, you might have a production Connection Broker that uses the DNS SRV record and you want to set up a test environment Connection Broker. In this case, you'd enter the test environment's Connection Broker IP address into its Connection Broker VIP edit field under > System > Settings

In addition, if you have a cluster of Connection Brokers that are load balanced through a third-party load balancer and do not have a DNS SRV record with the VIP address of a load balancer, enter the IP address of the load balancer in the Connection Broker VIP edit.

If the Connection Broker VIP on the > System > Settings page is set incorrectly, the Leostream Agent may not be able to contact the Broker. For example, if a Leostream Agent's status in the Broker is "Unresponsive," you may need to check the Connection Broker address in the Connection Broker VIP field.

See the “Setting the Connection Broker VIP for Leostream Agent Responses" section in Chapter 3 of the Connection Broker Virtual Appliance Guide for a complete description of the Connection Broker VIP. 

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