Product Documentation

Planning Your Deployment

Oct 09, 2015

Depending upon your environment, you can deploy the SmartAuditor components in different scenarios.

A SmartAuditor deployment does not have to be limited to a single farm. With the exception of the SmartAuditor Agent, all components are independent of the server farm. For example, you can configure multiple farms to use a single SmartAuditor Server.

Alternatively, if you have a large farm with many agents and plan to record many graphically intense applications (for example, AutoCAD applications), or you have many sessions to record, a SmartAuditor Server can experience a high performance demand. To alleviate performance issues, you can install multiple SmartAuditor Servers on different computers and point the SmartAuditor Agents to the different computers. Keep in mind that an agent can point to only one server at a time.

Suggested Deployment Scenarios

These are the two suggested configurations for a SmartAuditor deployment:
  • Deploy the SmartAuditor Agent on single XenApp server.
  • Deploy the SmartAuditor Agent on multiple XenApp servers in a server farm.

Deployment 1: Single XenApp Server

Use this type of deployment for recording sessions from one XenApp server. The SmartAuditor Agent is installed on a XenApp server. Typically, the SmartAuditor Administration components (SmartAuditor Database, SmartAuditor Server, SmartAuditor Policy Console) are installed on another server, but they can be installed on the same server as the SmartAuditor Agent. These servers are in a data center behind a security firewall. The SmartAuditor Player is installed on a workstation that is behind the firewall, but not in the data center. Outside the firewall, in an unsecured network environment, are client devices, such as a workstation, a PDA, and a laptop computer.


Note: For this deployment scenario, ensure that you install SQL Server on the same computer as the SmartAuditor Server.

Deployment 2: Server Farm Deployment

Use this type of deployment for recording sessions for one or more farms.The SmartAuditor Agent is installed on each XenApp server in a farm. The farm resides in a data center behind a security firewall. The SmartAuditor Administration components (SmartAuditor Database, SmartAuditor Server, SmartAuditor Policy Console) are installed on other servers and the SmartAuditor Player is installed on a workstation, all behind the firewall but not in the data center. Outside the firewall, in an unsecured network environment, are XenApp clients, such as a workstation, a PDA, and a laptop computer.