This article provides information on how to manage or patch Neverfail Continuity Engine clusters through Quest KACE, using Passive Node Management feature.
Prerequisite: Quest KACE Server should be installed and configured.
In Admin UI > Settings > Provisioning >, the Target IP addresses range must include the Management IPs of the Engine cluster servers.
Neverfail Continuity Engine servers should be able to access Quest KACE in order to be managed remotely from there.
Thus, a Management Name and IP Address with access to Quest KACE must be configured on each node, in order to be able to connect to Quest KACE when both in active or passive role.
Neverfail Continuity Engine passive server nodes can be managed through Quest KACE only after performing one of the following configurations: from the Quest KACE server side (1) OR from the managed node side (2).
Set the Web Server Name the Quest KACE server's IP.
Add to the "C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts" the row "<KACE server's IP> <KACE server's fqdn>".
In Quest KACE devices inventory list Admin UI > Inventory > Devices, the managed Engine node names and their IP Addresses will change consistently when an Engine switchover occurs, but the managed server entity remains consistent, due to KUID / Asset Unique ID.
Quest KACE Systems Management Appliance 9.0
Neverfail Continuity Engine 8.5 and later