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Post-installation

In the post-installation steps, you should fulfil the business requirements and perform the tasks you planned following the Nodinite Planning Guide.

Hardening Nodinite

Monitor Disk usage

The most severe incidents in our support are usually the result of systems running out of disk space. When the disks are full, Nodinite is not operational.

Make sure to monitor your disk usage. Nodinite has the following helpful Monitoring agents with disk usage related monitoring:

Backup your SQL Server

Make sure your IT-organization, among many other things, performs a regular backup of your Nodinite installation.

It will help if you use the Nodinite Database Monitoring Agent to ensure that backups of the databases are regular. Regardless of who is responsible, if the backups are failing or not created; In the end, if the IT-department fails to backup your environment and data gets lost, it will be your problem!

Create a Full Database Backup - Microsoft documentation

Hardening

IIS

It is possible to encrypt the communication between end-users and the Nodinite Web Client and other Nodinite Core Services. Please follow the instructions in the How to perform hardening on your Nodinite installation user guide.

SMB / NFS

If you have SMB file-shares on untrusted networks; it is possible to apply SMB Encryption. For Windows Servers; This is detailed in the "SMB Security enhancements" user guide.

If you have NFS file shares; the way to encrypt traffic depends on the type of NFS Service. Please review the documentation for each such service.

SQL Server

It is possible to encrypt the SQL Server database connections. Please review the "Enable encrypted connections to the Database Engine" user guide for the details.

  • Please review the 1117, 1118, 2371 trace flags
  • Bump the Database compatiblity level to match the SQL Server version in use.

Nodinite ships with low numbers to support older versions of SQL Server.

  • Compress the backup if possible
  • If you have your own maintenance plans, please disable the Nodinite DatabaseMaintenance system parameter.
  • Please tune the recovery interval according to your policy, our recommendations are:
    • Standalone, 60
    • High availability, 0 (default)

Windows Server / IPSec

Some Nodinite customers may opt to use IPSec to encrypt ALL network communication. This is an advanced topic. Please review the following "What is IPSec?" user guide for details.

Stay up-to-date

We constantly develop new features and fine-tune the product with better performance; Make sure to stay up to date. As technology and platforms advances; We also add security-related features to help keep you safe.


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