Limitations of Machine Account Password Replication

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Summary

This Knowledgebase article provides a list of scenarios where the machine account password is/is not replicated.


More Information

The machine account password is replicated in version v6.5.2 of Neverfail Heartbeat depending on the features licensed.

The following table provides the scenarios when the machine account pasword is/isn't replicated:

Server setup

Details

Machine Account Password Replicated

Common License Full Neverfail Heartbeat /OEM license;
Servers have the same name in domain;
Single Identity.

Yes
Replicator Neverfail Replicator license;
Servers have the same name in domain;
Single Identity.

No

Cluster Protector

Full Neverfail Heartbeat /OEM license;
Servers have the same name in domain;
Single Identity;
The license contains the extensions for Neverfail ClusterProtector.

No

Non-identical node setup
Full Neverfail Heartbeat /OEM license;
Servers have the same name  but different capitalization;
Public Identity is not Single Identity (e.g. Non-Identical Nodes).
No
Servers have different names Full Neverfail Heartbeat license;
Servers have different names in domain;
Single Identity.

No
Servers not in a domain
Full Neverfail Heartbeat /OEM license;
Servers have the same name  but are not members of a domain;
Single Identity.

No
Only one server in the domain
Full Neverfail Heartbeat /OEM license;
Servers have the same name  but only Primary is in the domain; Secondary is not;
Single Identity.

No
Servers have the same name  but different capitalization
Full Neverfail Heartbeat /OEM license;
Servers have the same name  but different capitalization;
Single Identity.

Yes


Applies To

Neverfail Heartbeat v6.5.2 and later


Related Information

Applicable to Neverfail Heartbeat v6.5[.n] only:
Knowledgebase article #2403 : Neverfail ClusterProtector Requires the Machine Account Password Replication to Be Disabled

KBID-2398

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