Join multiple UCS servers to existing AD domain?


#1

Hi there,

I currently have 1 UCS server joined to an existing Ms AD domain. I want to add an additional UCS server and also join it to this existing AD domain …but the installer displays a warning that i will replace the previously joined UCS server.

Is this the intended behaviour? I can’t find a conclusive answer in the docs or on the forums whether it should be possible or not.

I’m hoping to avoid a single point of failure for UCS domain <=> AD domain sync.




Kind regards.


#2

You can’t join an additional UCS server as master to the AD, but you can install additional UCS servers as member servers to the already joined UCS master - this servers will get the AD objects from the existing UCS master when the app “active Directory compatible domaincontroller” is installed on the new member server

rg
Christian


#3

Hi Christian,
Thanks for the confirmation. That’s what i guessed, but wanted to know for sure.

Kind regards.


#4

The documentation could use an extra line of clarification. :wink:

I was hoping a UCS Backup DC would also take over AD sync services in case of a UCS DC failover event.

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Anyhoo, still loving UCS! :+1: