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Generating and Importing the Security Keys

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Each VidyoPortal generates its own unique security key (unrelated to CA certificates) for sharing with the other VidyoPortal in your Hot Standby setup. This section shows you how use the System Console to generate this key for copying and pasting to your other VidyoPortal.

Alternatively, you can generate the key using the System Console.

 

To generate and import the security keys:

  1. Open a new (or return to an already open) System Console and access VP1 using the Cluster IP or FQDN address you designated for VP1.

    For more information, see Preparing Specific IP and FQDN Values for Your VP1, VP2, and Cluster.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.

    You must use the Cluster IP or FQDN address to access the Active Vidyo Portal. Its Active status disables the native IP address.

    Refer to the specific IP address and FQDN values that you designated for your VP1, VP2, and Cluster in Preparing Specific IP and FQDN Values for Your VP1, VP2, and Cluster.



  2. Enter m for more options.

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  3. Enter H to select the Hot Standby option.

    Although the H. Hot Standby option may not display on the main menu, you can still select it.



  4. Enter F to select the Node Synchronization option.

    The Node Synchronization Menu displays.

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  5. Enter A to select the Generate/Show Security Key option.

  6. Enter y to confirm the key generation.

    The system generates a security key for VP2.

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  7. Copy the key.

    Use your mouse to highlight the key text shown in the System Console. This automatically copies the selection to your clipboard. Exclude the words <START> and <END> when copying the key.



  8. Press the Enter key to stop viewing the key.

  9. Enter x to exit the VP1 System Console.

  10. Open a new (or return to an already open) System Console for VP2 using the native IP or FQDN address you designated for VP2.

    For more information, see Preparing Specific IP and FQDN Values for Your VP1, VP2, and Cluster.

  11. Enter m for more options.

    Generating_and_Importing_the_Security_Keys_4.png

  12. Enter H to select the Hot Standby option.

    Although the H. Hot Standby option may not display on the main menu, you can still select it.



  13. Enter F to select the Node Synchronization option.

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  14. Enter B to import security key from peer.

  15. Paste the key (generated from VP1) here on VP2.

    Generating_and_Importing_the_Security_Keys_6.png

  16. Enter y to confirm your changes.

    So far you’ve copied VP1’s key to VP2. While you’re here in VP2, generate a key for copying to VP1 before validating both keys.

  17. Enter A to select the Generate/Show Security Key option.

  18. Copy the key.

    Use your mouse to highlight the key text shown in the System Console. This automatically copies the selection to your clipboard. Exclude the words <START> and <END> when copying the key.



    If desired, you may leave the VP2 System Console open as you continue to the next procedure.

  19. Open a new (or return to an already open) System Console for VP1 using the native IP or FQDN address you designated for VP1.

    For more information, see Preparing Specific IP and FQDN Values for Your VP1, VP2, and Cluster.

  20. Enter menu choices m > H > F to access VP1’s Node Synchronization Menu.

    Generating_and_Importing_the_Security_Keys_7.png

  21. Enter B to import security key from peer.

  22. Paste the key (generated from VP2) here on VP1.

    Use your mouse to right-click and paste the key text in to the VP1 System Console.



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  23. Enter y to confirm your changes.

  24. Press any key.

    If desired, you may leave the VP1 System Console open as you continue to the next procedure.
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