In computing, failover is automatic switching to a redundant or standby computer server, system, or network upon the failure or abnormal termination of the previously active application, server, system, or network. Failover and switchover are essentially the same operation, except that failover is ...

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Openvpn failover setup - Routing to clients with static ips

I have a setup with an openvpn server and many clients connected to it. All those clients have fixed ip addresses, derived from their certificate name. Behind the openvpn server, I have a management ...
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Create a 2 ISP failover config on Ubuntu or FreeBSD

I have 1 Ubuntu Box and 2 ISP providers. Also I have a 1 LAN: # WAN1 (100Mbps): ip: 5.5.5.5 netmask: 255.255.255.252 gateway: 5.5.5.1 #WAN2 (20Mbps): ip: 4.4.4.4 netmask: 255.255.255.0 gateway: ...
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Windows Server Failover Clustering with two servers

I was going to create a Windows Server Failover Cluster, in order to set up MS SQL Server AlwaysOn Availability Groups. As a prerequisite of failover clustering, I've created and configured an ...
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How to configure database loadbalacer and fail over with master slave configuration

I have a web application written in java with Mysql database. I want to ensure high availability of my database server, hence i have configured master-slave replication mode. All my reads goes to ...
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“Applications and Services” is missing from Failover Cluster Manager

Microsoft instructions advise to use "Services and Applications" but it's missing from the Failover Cluster Manager. For example, the documentation for Test the Failover of a Clustered Service or ...
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Windows Failover Cluster - Create Cluster Wizard: error occurred while creating the cluster

I have 2 identical Windows Server 2008 R2 servers which I am trying to setup a failover cluster on. The "Validate a Configuration" passes, but the actual creation process produces an error: An error ...
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Best CNAME TTL strategy for fallover switching

I've recently been thinking about the TTL of our DNS. We have A records for our servers and then CNAME records for the customer facing names. The www.example.com CNAME points to server-01.example.com ...
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IPTABLES for multiple Public IP Addresses

Currently i have two servers Running Debian 7 with HA Active/Passive setup using Pacemaker and Corosync as follows: node1->IP->xx.xx.xx.1 node2->IP->xx.xx.xx.2 VIP(Floating IP) ...
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vSphere/ESX How to log migration event to guest Windows OS

On a vSphere/ESX environment, how to write (automated) migration events to the eventlog into the hosted Windows VM that has been migrated? So that the hosted OS is aware of the migration event, and ...
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No messages received on Queue after Failover in SQL Always On

We have an Application, which uses Service Broker to receive notifications from the SQL Server. The application works fine when we don’t have SQL Always On enabled, and when we are interacting with a ...
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Ubuntu 2 Node Cluster Postgresql 9.3 with pacemaker and Streaming Replication

I'm trying to setup a 2 Node Cluster with Postresql 9.3 and Streaming Replication. Streaming Replication is successfully configured. Master is listen up and is sending to slave. I can do failover ...
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PowerDNS - Verify that a host is up before resolving

I have twp name servers running PowerDNS as ns1 and ns2 using a master/slave-type setup, and this works well. I want to create multiple servers to provide services (i.e. web, email, etc), then have ...
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Failover Cluster Windows Server 2012 R2

I have 3 Physical Servers. Server 1 is the domain controller (Dell PowerEdge 1950) Server 2 is node 1 (Dell PowerEdge 2950) Server 3 is node 2 (Dell PowerEdge 2950) On Server 1, I have used the ...
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Architecting nginx for redundacy

This may be a stupid question, but after googling a while I can't find the answer or just don't know how to ask it. I have a web app running on a server named 'myserver1'. I've brought up 'myserver2' ...
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How to achieve stateful fail over when using multiple uplinks?

I have multiple ISP lines over which I am load balancing the network traffic on my linux machine having multiple interfaces ( eth0, eth1 ,eth2, eth3) . This I am doing by creating the routing tables ...
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Fail over in Lokiwall Firewall

I have configured lokiwall firewall on my linux machine having multiple interfaces. Dual Routing works fine. However, I wanted to know how does the fail over happen in case a link goes down. Do the ...
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High CPU consumption of Apache in Win2008 R2 cluster

I Have 2 Win2008 servers running in a failover cluster, I have also installed Apache 2.2 and assigned it as a generic service for the cluster. The setup is designed to cater (at max) 76 clients. When ...
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IP Resource Errors While Building a Windows Failover Cluster on Azure

I have setup a failover cluster in Microsoft Azure on four VMs. I have two nodes in one subnet/region, one node in another subnet/region and a final node in a third subnet/region. The cluster passed ...
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Apache ReverseProxy sets upstream server to error when it returns an error page

We are using an Apache LoadBalancer/ReverseProxy to provide a failover for our web servers. Currently we are experiencing the following problem: A webservice call returns an error with HTTP status ...
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MSSQL High Availability Advice Required

I'm looking to implement a high availability SQL installation using MSSQL2012 or 2014 and there is 1 part of this I'm not sure about. I plan to have a SQL cluster at site a, and a secondary SQL ...
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Restart failed processes on available machine

I'm working on a system that has about 50 processes distributed across about 4 different machines. The architecture allows for any process to run on any machine, but only allows each process to run on ...
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Rapid failover from one data center to another when the first goes down?

I'm building a global CDN and have a DNS service that will direct customers to the closest server. However I need rapid failover if one of the data centers e.g. Germany goes down users need to be ...
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Hot-spare using Pound

I currently have a server deployment in which Pound is being used as a reverse proxy (HTTPS -> HTTP) in front of a single server instance. I'd like to add a second instance on a different host that ...
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Unable to access MySQL account on Win2008 R2 cluster

I have created a MySQL WFC service on my two-node server, the MySQL server is doing fine until I created an account using the MySQL Workbench of one of the nodes. When I try to connect to the server ...
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How can I create redundant EC2 instances when also using EBS?

I am searching for a host for a web application that must interact with a few terabytes worth of files. One solution I'm considering is to host the application on Amazon EC2 with multiple EBS ...
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FreeRadius Syncing Across Multiple Physical Sites

I've been searching for an answer but I've found the documentation on this to be less than ideal. We have multiple sites spread across the country and we're looking to have a single Freeradius server ...
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PHP - Memcached - Libmemcached - Handle cache server outage

I am working on ensuring our app degrades gracefully in case of a complete cache outage, which is highly unlikely, as we have minimum of at least 3 cache nodes to add to the cache pool, by way of ...
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ASA failover mode switching from Active/Active to Active/Standby

We have two ASAs with failover set to Active/Active. This seems to work fine for everything we do except using VPN connections. It seems whenever the primary ASA fails over that all VPN connections ...
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RTMP Proxy Server

I have an application which uses both HTTP (content data) and RTMP (video streams) for communications. An nginx server is configured for load balancing and proxying incoming client requests. It works ...
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Keepalived loses VIP upon power cycle of master

I have two servers running Keepalived 1.2.7 with hostnames left and right. Here are the configs: # keepalived.conf on left vrrp_instance VI_1 { state MASTER interface eth1 ...
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Apache loadbalancing - how to get reported about server fault

I am a newbie about load balancing so sorry if the question is trivial. I set up a basic load balancing using one server as a load balancer (planning to add at least one more with heartbeat) and for ...
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Mongodb replica failures to resolve DNS when primary DNS is stopped while secondary DNS is operational

I have setup mongod replica consisted of 3 nodes + 1 delayed hidden node + arbiter. I have setup DNS: primary and secondary internal DNS (bind) servers, so that I can reference nodes by normal FQDN ...
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What are the options for a HA system?

I'm looking into creating a HA Linux machine for my client's website. What are the main options I have, or a place/article where I can find out more? I would LOVE if it was a single-image, too, so ...
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Is MOSIX the easiest way to build a redundant system?

I'm trying to figure out the easiest way to build a server with HA. I looked into Linux-HA, Heartbeat, Mesos. I then found MOSIX. I don't know if it's a thing from the past that no one uses, but ...
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Deploying High Availability Remote Desktops on Server 2008 R2 Ent - Do they have to be virtual desktops

I am looking at upgrading an existing 2008 R2 RDS Server to be part of a high availabilty environment. (It cannot be 2012 or 2012 R2 due to management not liking Windows 8 UI and associated training) ...
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Can HAProxy reconnect a websocket to another backend server transparently?

I'm new to HAProxy so this might have an obvious answer but I wasn't able to find it. Consider this setup: two backend web applications; one HAProxy in front of the web applications; many clients ...
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Keepalived configurations

I installed keepalived on two firewalls to provide fail over. I'm not sure if the following configurations are correct (see configurations below). Sometimes I have problems to reach the websites ...
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Hosting self hosted WebAPI in Windows Failover Cluster

I've got a windows service that is self-hosting the Asp.Net WebAPI. This works great and I can send GET requests successfully. However I am also trying to host this service in a Windows 2012 ...
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Windows 2008r2 Failover GeoCluster Quorum Votes

Windows 2008r2 Failover Cluster with SQL 2012 always on Geo cluster. I have: 2 nodes setup with equal nodeweights = 1 DFS Witness has a nodeweight of 1 equaling 3 Votes for the cluster. setup ...
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Website failover across internet connections

Requirement For a network having 4 static IP internet leased line connections linked to hosting a website. What are the current strategies one can apply to ensure high availability in case of ...
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pfSense failover and OpenVPN site-to-site

I have two pfSense Clusters, and am trying to connect them with an OpenVPN site-to-site VPN. Initially, the client was a single pfSense system, and all was well. Now that one system is a cluster, and ...
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Active-passive xenserver bond availibility after stacked switch failure

Citrix documentation for Xenserver recommends that when physicals NICs participating in an active-passive bond, need to be connected to different switches, the switches must be stacked.. Would the ...
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Hot spare host vs cold spare host?

We have several hosts where we have an identical hot spare host, which is patched and updated so it is very close to have to same software and config. In case of failure the network cable is switched ...
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Supporting writes on bind9 failover

I want to set up a redundant DNS based on Bind9, including failover for write operations. I have DHCP dynamically update DNS based on client hostnames, and I need this functionality to continue to ...
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XenServer HA (failover VM's) without shared storage

In the university from Uruguay where I work, we have 2 IBM BladeCenter S with 4 server blades each one. Each blade have XenServer 6.2 installed and working. Our idea is have each BladeCenter in ...
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Apache mod_proxy_balancer + Tomcat load balancing - Should not redirect until web applications are ready

I am using apache2 mod_proxy and mod_proxy_balancer to balance the load to 4 seperate tomcat8 instances on different servers. I am using different AJP ports for each tomcat instance and using jvmRoute ...
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Redirect PowerDNS on Failure

I've been searching around, but cannot seem to find an answer so I apologize if this has been asked here before. I had two PowerDNS servers - ns1 and ns2 (which are in different datacenters). Both ...
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HDFS' ZKFC service unable to start

Introduction CDH4's ZooKeeper Failover Controller (ZKFC) has been installed. Starting the ZKFC service: [vagrant@localhost ~]$ sudo service hadoop-hdfs-zkfc start Starting ...
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One domain hiding two servers

For our SaaS web-app we have two identical servers in two geographically separated data centers. FOO_1 is the production server and does real-time (MySQL master-slave) replication to its backup ...
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How to make Nginx fire 504 immediately is server is not available?

I have Nginx set up as a load balancer with cookie-based stickiness. The logic is: If the cookie is NOT there, use round-robbing to choose a server from cluster. If the cookie is there, go to the ...