JPMC is configuring 3 regional CMs to help better manage the performance/interaction with the managed units.
One challenge with this configuration (i.e. 3 instead of 1) is keeping the definitions in sync - only some definitions need to be in sync e.g. policies, groups, audit processes, etc.
Using the export/import definitions function seems to be the way to do this BUT it is manual.
As per email exchange with David R and Guy G.:
Yes, they will need to designate one CM as the 'source' of definitions.
If we piggy back on the secondary CM process we would clearly NOT want to sync managed units.
I would recommend allowing them to select which definitions to export e.g. they may NOT want to export all users but probably roles. If it makes the solution easier we can start with a default list e.g. groups, policy, queries, etc plus an optional list.
Here are some items for consideration - in no particular order:
3. Audit Processes??
6. Self-Monitoring Alerts
7. Custom Tables (no datasources though)
8. Datamarts and Distributed reports??
12. Customer Uploads – DPS or Jar files
13. Global Profile settings
14. Schedules – User Sync., Group Flattening, etc ??
15. Licenses ??
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