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Enterprise Reporter 3.2.1 - Configuration Manager User Guide

Product Overview Configuring the Configuration Manager
Starting the Configuration Manager Finding Answers and Getting Help An Overview of Enterprise Reporter Communications and Credentials Required Logged In User Details Setting Up Your First Collection Computers Modifying your Deployment Improving the Performance of Your Discoveries What does the status of a node or cluster indicate? Using the Credential Manager Changing the Credentials used by the Enterprise Reporter Server Configuring Global Settings Global Discovery Settings
Understanding Discoveries Creating Discoveries
Step 1. Create the Discovery Step 2. Choose what to include in your discovery (Scopes) Step 2a. Choose scopes for your discoveries
Choosing your Active Directory Scopes Choosing your Computer Scopes Choosing Your Exchange Scopes Choosing Your File Storage Analysis Scopes Choosing Your Microsoft SQL Scopes Choosing Your NTFS Scopes Choosing Your Registry Scopes
Step 2b: Choose scopes for your Office 365 discoveries Step 3. Schedule your Discovery Step 4: Review the summary
Managing Discoveries Troubleshooting Issues with Enterprise Reporter Appendix: PowerShell cmdlets Appendix: Encryption Key Manager Appendix: Log Viewer

Things to Consider Before Creating a Cluster

Make sure you are clear on the following before creating the cluster:

Do you want to use a shared data location?

As data is collected, it is compared to previously collected data on either the SQL Server® or the shared data location, depending on how you configure your cluster. If you have a lightly loaded SQL Server® that is physically close to your nodes, you may find that performance is improved by choosing not to use a shared data location. On the other hand, if network traffic is high and your SQL Server® is under a heavy load or physically distant from the nodes in the cluster, a shared data location will produce faster results.

For more information, see Configuring the Database and Security Groups in the Quest Enterprise Reporter Installation and Deployment Guide in the Technical Documentation. 

For more information, see Configuring the Database and Security Groups.

Creating Your First Cluster and Node

The Create Cluster wizard walks you through this process. You can create a cluster without a node, and add the nodes later, but you will not be able to run a discovery without at least one node enabled.

Select No network share specified.
Click Next.
Click Add to configure a computer to serve as a node for this cluster.
Optionally, select Specify a separate SQL Server Authentication credential for the database, then select (or add) the SQL Server account in the Credential Manager.
Optionally, set tasks to be System - managed or specify a Maximum number of tasks. For more information, see Nodes and Improving the Performance of a Node .
Click Finish.

Modifying your Deployment

For some situations, a single cluster with one node may be adequate. Other deployments may range from two or more nodes in a cluster to many clusters with many nodes in each.

See also:

When Do You Add a Cluster?

Typically, clusters are geographically based. Set up a cluster for each geographical location. You could also set up clusters to match your security structure, and group nodes into clusters based on the credentials you want to use for collections. For details on adding a cluster, see To create your first cluster and node .

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