SMS and email messaging
I understand that you have experience with Virtual machines and setting up of SMS and email messaging.
I have 3 host machines and redundant AS,CS, DS and BS.All servers as virtualized servers inside Host .
Which server (AS or CS ) COM port did you use to connect GSM modem?
How to acheive redundancy with this feature?
For e.g. if I connect GSM modem to Host A, will this feature still be available if Host A is down ?
Yes you need to connect the modem to the host machine and then confiugre the virtual serial port in the guest and bridge it to the host port.
As such 800xA does not support redundancy for SMS. But what it supports is multiple modems. So you can have two modems connected to two different hosts and then to two different servers. Configure half message subscribers to one server and remaining half to the other server. Both the modems will work in parllel.
You can also configure a heart beat sms once in 5mins or so to check if the modem is healthy or not.
Sorry by my late reply. Actually I configured in the past a SMS modem in a virtualized system, but it hasn´t redundancy it was a very simple system so I didn´t face that situation. I am not sure how it works the redundancy but what Ashrith N mentioned, sounds like a plan to me.
I had a single node so I connected the modem in that node but as far as I know you could use any server to connect the modem, then you should do the configuration related.
It is important that you connect the GSM modem into the host and then assure that the host is linked to the virtual machine, you will need to know which COM port is used because you will need that information later in the configuration.
Don´t forget to disable the message service prior do all the configuration and enable it back when you have finished.
Once you have that done you will have to define if you want to send emails, sms or both. Depending on that you will need to cnfigure certain aspects that will allow to do that.