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About Neverfail for RightFax Server Plug-in

Neverfail for RightFax Server Plug-in automatically configures protection for RightFax Server. RightFax Server is a comprehensive network fax solution, which can be installed with a backend SQL Server (either local or remote). The plug-in protects the local RightFax services and all configuration information. .

 

Install/Uninstall the Neverfail for RightFax Server Plug-in Via the Neverfail Heartbeat Management Client

The Neverfail for RightFax Server Plug-in can be installed either via the Neverfail Setup process or by using Application -> Plugins in the Neverfail Heartbeat Management Client using the procedure below.

To install the Neverfail for RightFax Server Plug-in, follow the steps below:

  1. Unzip the Neverfail for RightFax Server Plug-in to the desired location.
  2. Launch the Neverfail Heartbeat Management Client.
  3. Navigate to Application -> Plugins .
  4. Click on the Install button.
  5. Click the Browse button and navigate to the location of the 'RightFaxServerNFPlugin.dll' file.
  6. Click OK to complete the installation.

To remove/uninstall the Neverfail for RightFax Server Plug-in , follow the steps below:

  1. Launch the Neverfail Heartbeat Management Client.
  2. Navigate to Application -> Plugins .
  3. Select the desired plug-in to be removed/uninstalled.
  4. Click on the Uninstall button in the 'Plugins' pane.
  5. When the plug-in is uninstalled, the files are not removed. This is by design for future functionality and therefore the following workaround is provided:
    1. Copy the contents of the r2\plugins\<sponsor>\<version> folder to a different location (e.g. C:\temp).
    2. Delete the contents of the r2\plugins\<sponsor>\<version> folder.
    3. To reinstall the plug-in, when prompted for the location of the plug-in files, navigate to the new folder location (e.g. C:\temp).

Note: As an alternative, reinstallation can be accomplished by using the download files from the original download location after removing the plug-in.

 

Monitoring

Monitoring the environment can be broadly categorized as:

  • Active Server and Service Availability Monitoring
  • Application and Performance Monitoring

Active Server and Service Availability Monitoring

Neverfail monitors the availability of a server by sending continuous heartbeat signals via the Neverfail Channel to the other server in the pair. The “Yes I am alive” response ensures that not only is the other server powered-up, but also that it is available if needed. The heartbeat signal interval is configurable from the Neverfail Management Client.

Application and Performance Monitoring

Rules - There are no configurable performance monitoring rules for this plug-in.

Tasks - There are no configurable 'Tasks' associated with this plug-in. Custom User defined 'Tasks' can be defined by following the steps below.

To configure a new 'Task', follow the steps below:

  1. Using the Management Client, click on Application -> Tasks .
  2. Click on the Add button at the top of the 'Tasks' pane.
  3. Enter the appropriate information completing all fields in the dialog.
  4. Click OK to save the changes.

Note: This dialog is also used to Enable/Disable the selected 'Task'.

 

Protected Services

This is a list of all services protected by this plug-in. Please note that where a plug-in supports multiple vendor versions, some services may not be present in a particular version.

  • RightFax BoardServer Module (RFBOARD) - see note on Telecoms and Fax Boards
  • RightFax Database Module (RFDB)
  • RightFax DocTransport Module (RFDOCTRANS)
  • RightFax E-mail Gateway X Module (RFEMAILx) - see Note below
  • RightFax eTransport Module (RFMIME)
  • RightFax Paging Server Module (RFPAGE)
  • RightFax Queue Handler (RFQUEUE)
  • RightFax Remoting (RFREMOTE)
  • RightFax RPC Server Module (RFRPC)
  • RightFax Integration Module (RFPROD)
  • RightFax Server Module (RFSERVER)
  • RightFax WorkServerx Module (RFWORKx) where x = number of work server service
  • RightFax SAP Connector1 (RFSAP1)
  • RightFax Alert Module (RFALERT)
  • Captaris Conversion Engine (RFIsoConv)
  • Captaris Sync Module (CapaSync)
  • Mobility Push Proxy Administration (PPGADMINSVC)
  • Mobility Push Proxy Gateway (PPGSVC)
  • Microsoft Messaging Queue Services (MSMQ)
  • RightFax External Document Connector (RFEDC) - see Note below

Note: The E-Mail Gateway Module creates new service based upon the needs of the organization. A server can host multiple gateways; one for each type of mail server it communicates with. For example MS Exchange, Lotus Domino or SMTP. The service names increment as each email solution is configured: rfemail, rfemail1, rfemail2 etc.

When the plug-in is installed, all protected services will be set to manual unless otherwise stated.

 

Protected Data

This is a description of the protected data set that was determined at plug-in install time. Please note that exact filters will be based on the configuration of the application at the moment that the plug-in was installed.

  • All registry data relating to file shares
  • All the file shares, including specific security settings and user rights

Install Neverfail for SQL Server on the server if one of the following locally installed databases is present: SQL Server 2005, SQL Server 2008, MSDE, or SQL Express Edition. In these instances, please follow the advice in Knowledgebase article #520 - 'Modifications Required When Neverfail for RightFax and Neverfail for SQL Server Are Installed on the Same Server'.

 

Automatic Filter Discovery

This plug-in provides a filter discovery component for the following data stored in custom locations:

  • Data Sharing paths for images
  • Signatures
  • Forms
  • Cover sheets
  • Outgoing files
  • Attachments
  • Native documents

 

Telecoms and Fax Boards

The Captaris RightFax solution requires hardware fax boards connected directly to the public telephone network. The fax boards can be installed either in remote board servers or locally on the RightFax Server. It is recommended that fax boards NOT be installed locally on a RightFax server that is protected with Neverfail. Fax boards require a connection to the public telephone network, and since those connections are physically tied to specific inbound telephone numbers, it is not possible to provide seamless failover to a secondary RightFax server with local fax boards; telephone circuits would have to be manually re-routed to the Secondary server. Customers should deploy their fax boards on remote board servers, which can be redundantly distributed.

 

Unsupported Components and Features

This plug-in does not protect the following application features or components:

  • RightFax Shared Services

 

Applies To

Neverfail for RightFax Server Plug-in

 

Related Information

None

KBID-1329

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