Software Deployment Question
Can clients switch between Kace servers (one in a DMZ), using the same database?
09/27/2016 1135 views
We have one K1000 onsite - Version: 6.4.120822
I've been asked to create another K1000 in our DMZ to manage clients that are offsite and not connected to the VPN. It would run from the same DB. The problem is our offsite machines may be offsite for anything from 1 day to multiple months and then brought back onsite for a lengthy period of time. Most do use the VPN, but there's concern that some folks aren't connecting to the VPN (that's another discussion...yes). We would need clients to dynamically switch between our DMZ server when offsite and our onsite server when onsite. Even if I created local scripts to find what network a machine is on and then based on that update the K1000 name in every file it needs to when the machine gets moved, it seems like a potential nightmare. What if an offsite machine gets half way patched, gets shutdown by the user, then brought onsite? Does it continue patching without issue?
The way I understand it is, offsite clients that would be patched from a DMZ Kbox, would always be patched by that method and couldn't be patched by the onsite Kbox. Likewise, onsite clients or clients on the VPN would patch from the onsite Kbox.
Is there a way to have a K1000 onsite in our network to handle clients when they're onsite and also have a DMZ K1000 to handle many of the same clients when offsite?