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Manual failover from standby node in ClusterXL

Hello,

I had a situation with two 1450 in ClusterXL. Once the active member started to drop management traffic - SSH, HTTPS and connection from management server. Ping worked and all traffic passed correctly from LAN to WAN. The only issue was, that I could not connect to gateway. The reboot resolved the issue. I wanted to switch the traffic to standby gateway, but I could not connect to active gateway and perform the failover with command clusterXL_admin.csh down.

Is it possible to manually force the stadby member of ClusterXL to become active member (GAiA Embedded or GAiA)?

Thank you

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Well, maybe I'm blind, but I did not find solution for situation such as:

GW1 - Active, GW2 - Standby

I cannot connect to GW1. I can connect to GW2 and I want GW2 to become active.

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Afaik issuing # clusterXL_admin up -p on GW2 will make it active...

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Well it does not work as I expect. Standby GW is still standby:

GW2# cphaprob state

Cluster Mode: High Availability (Active Up) with IGMP Membership

ID Unique Address Assigned Load State Name

1 172.16.0.1 100% ACTIVE chkp-1
2 (local) 172.16.0.2 0% STANDBY chkp-2

GW2# clusterXL_admin up -p
Setting member to normal operation ...
Member current state is STANDBY

GW2# clusterXL_admin down
Setting member to administratively down state ...
Member current state is DOWN

GW2# clusterXL_admin up -p
Setting member to normal operation ...
Member current state is STANDBY

GW2# cphaprob state

Cluster Mode: High Availability (Active Up) with IGMP Membership

ID Unique Address Assigned Load State Name

1 172.16.0.1 100% ACTIVE chkp-1
2 (local) 172.16.0.2 0% STANDBY chkp-2

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That was a nice guess but it seems in this case you have to take down GW1 manually using power off - or contact TAC for a better solution...

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Just another reason to like VRRP.... 😉
Regards, Maarten
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