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KB-14229: Methods Used by the Centrify Agent When Selecting a Connector

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6 May,19 at 04:53 PM

The Centrify agent chooses a connector based on the site as defined in Active Directory Sites and Services.  If the site is not defined in AD, the agent selects a connector randomly.  This can lead to a selected connector that is not the ideal for the agent given the topology of the network.  Performance degradation can occur if the incorrect connector is chosen.  

In release 18.11, additional methods have been introduced to allow more exact methods of selecting the connector.  The connector choice is made based on the following:
  1. The connector has the same AD site and same subnet as the agent.
  2. The connector has the same AD site but a different subnet as the agent.
  3. The connector has a different site and different subnet as the agent.
  4. The connector is chosen at random.

** NOTE: This feature is not available on the AIX platform.  On AIX, the agent will randomly select a connector.