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georgemal
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Force an Active GW to 'Down' status

Hello guys,

I was reading sk101690 (How to reset a VSX Gateway) and there is the pre-requisite below:

"On VSX cluster member, the member state must be 'Down' or 'Standby' before starting the VSX reset procedure."

For the Standby member (for all Virtual systems) this is OK, but how to force the Active GW to be in 'Down' state?

Should i just use the command clusterXL_admin down on the Active? I guess i cannot force the Active to the 'Standby' status, since it will be the only GW on the cluster after resetting the Standby one.

I am interested for doing sth similar on Gaia R80.10 (VSLS).

Thank you in advance for your ideas!

Best regards,
George

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_Val_
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When you push your Physical Active to Down as the SK describes, your Standby becomes Active Attention and starts passing traffic. Depending on your cluster settings, cancelling down status you just forced may result in one of the following actions (physical clusters only):
1. Your cluster member A goes to Standby, while the cluster member B (Previously Standby) remains Active till the next failover

2. You cluster member A resumes Active and, member B goes back to Standby. 

In case of VSX, forced down status for VS0 does not affect the rest of the VSs, as described in sk95133

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Maarten_Sjouw
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When you need to make sure you have 1 member active in a VSLS environment you can als use 'vsx_util vsls' on the management server to make all VS's actives on one member.

This will not change the cluster state but will make sure a VS will only be active on a certain member.

 

Regards, Maarten
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georgemal
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Thank you guys for your answers.

In my case i would like to try resetting both GWs, (at first the Standby one and then the Active)  and it is ok not to have any active GW all the time until i will completely reconfigure them.

So, my question has to do with the most convenient way that i can follow in order to reset the Active GW, since it needs to be in 'Down' or 'Standby' state first.  During the time i will reset the 'Active' GW, there will be no Standby one since it will have been reset already.

 

I hope i clarified better my case.

 

Best regards,

George

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