This article provides information on how to enable Management Name feature for managing and patching a Passive server from a Neverfail cluster.
Neverfail recommends having Management Name feature configured on each node, so that no matter which server will be Passive at a certain time, it can communicate into the network.
1. Stop the Neverfail Engine service2. Open Neverfail Configure Server Wizard UI by choosing "Stop Webservices" when prompted3. Go to Management section.4. Add a Management Name and a Management IP like in the screenshot below.
5. Create a new A-Record in your DNS to have the Management Name resolved against the Management IP.6. Because DNS resolution port (53) is filtered (blocked) by design on the passive nodes, the name resolution for Management Name should be configured on the all the Neverfail servers, in the hosts file located in C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc.
Neverfail Continuity Engine 8.5 and later