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Should SSA be installed on a standalone or as part of DF Probe Server?

Hi all,

I'm trying to understand the architecture/concept of SSA. 

Is it supposed to be installed as part of DF Probe server or as a standalone server only doing SSA functions?

TIA

@SSA, @ucmdb, @dataflowprobe

Amy K
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Re: Should SSA be installed on a standalone or as part of DF Probe Server?

SSA can easily become a big resource consumer so it's recommended to deploy it on a standalone machine.

Kind regards,
Bogdan Mureșan
EMEA CMS Technical Success
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Re: Should SSA be installed on a standalone or as part of DF Probe Server?

Unless you read the documentation, which says:

 

"Tip It is recommended that you deploy these two products on the same machine."

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Re: Should SSA be installed on a standalone or as part of DF Probe Server?

@TobyFruthParson , and who do you think those 2 components are?

SSA and DFP or SSA and CMS UI?

 

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Bogdan Mureșan
EMEA CMS Technical Success
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Re: Should SSA be installed on a standalone or as part of DF Probe Server?

I wish I knew. The documentation doesn’t come right out and say “Install SSA on the probe” or, more importantly for an environment like ours with six probes “Install SSA on A probe” or “Install SSA on every probe that produces scan files” or “Install SSA on the CMDB app server” or any other explicit, detailed, and useful instruction of the sort, with examples.
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Re: Should SSA be installed on a standalone or as part of DF Probe Server?

Indeed. The phrasing is awkward.
The intended message is to deploy SSA and CMS UI on the same machine.
Still, it's an old recommendation and since then the context changed a lot.
We should update it.
Kind regards,
Bogdan Mureșan
EMEA CMS Technical Success
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Re: Should SSA be installed on a standalone or as part of DF Probe Server?

Thanks for the feedback! We had issues with SSA on standalone - it wasn't communicating back with CMS. Even with Support's help, we couldn't resolve it. In the end, we installed SSA together with CMS, with no issues.

Amy K
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