This Knowledge Base article describes how Continuous Availability should be configured to delay an automatic failover.
Continuous Availability has been designed as a high availability solution and provides for a fully automated method of failover. However, Continuous Availability can also be configured to delay this automatic failover should it be required.
To do this you need to manually configure the Failover timeout default settings. It is possible to revert back to the previous settings if required. There are several steps to this process (described below).
To Increase the Failover timeout interval:
- Open Continuous Availability 2011 Management Client on the active server by right-clicking the Symantec Continuous Availability system tray icon and selecting Manage Server or from Start > Program Files > Symantec Continuous Availability > Manage Server .
- Select the server pair you wish to administer.
- Select the Server: Monitoring tab.
- Click the Configure Failover button.
- Set the Failover timeout to a high value (seconds) from this page.
- Ensure that the Failover from Primary server to Secondary server if channel heartbeat is lost for failover timeout check box is selected.
- Ensure that the Failover from Secondary server to Primary server if channel heartbeat is lost for failover timeout check box is selected.
- Click OK .
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