I've had a look around and Googled for hours and haven't been able to find a good fit for the question I'm about to pose so I thought I'd ask you good folks to see if you can help. I hope you can!
The situation I have is that I need to be able to recover our Smart Center server at our DR site. I've just inherited the current setup and I've been told that we don't have budget for an HA pair of new Smart appliances for at least a year so for now I need to make the best of what I have.
In our main data center we have a pain of 4600s in HA and a Smart-1 25 management appliance (this is the one I want to upgrade).
In DR we have a 4207 which is also managed by the Smart-1 25 in the main site.
All of the above are currently on R75.46 (I know!). But I'll be upgrading these to R77.30 in the coming weeks.
The issue I have highlighted is that in a DR situation, I will not be able to manage the 4207, so if there were any changes to the policy required we're essentially up the river.
Now, I have been tasked with finding a way around this without plumping for a pair of Smart appliances.
Added complications are that the main site and DR site are using different subnets, both have internet links as we run internet facing websites which would need to be recovered in DR and there's MPLS connecting the main site, DR site and 2 other satellite offices (which also have 4207s in the IPVPN). As such, I wouldn't be able to use the same IP addressing in DR for any Smart Center server.
I don't necessarily wish to be able to manage the satellite 4207s, just the one in DR.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!