Recovering from a failover event

Before attempting to recover a failed server, you can prevent erroneous triggering events from occurring that invoke unnecessary failover events.

If the failover monitor has no other servers to actively monitor, you can pause the monitor and begin problem determination. If the failover monitor is monitoring other servers, move the server to a bay not being monitored. With the server in that bay, you can power on the server while investigating the condition, without causing a failover event.

Once the problem is resolved, power down the backup server and set IFM Mode to Disabled from the Hardware Devices panel. This prevents duplicate addresses from being configured in the event the standby server is powered on for reasons other than a subsequent failover attempt. Then, push the deployment data from the Deployments panel to the server.

Alternatively, you can perform a reverse failover from the backup server back to the repaired server. Select Manual Failover from the Hardware Devices panel. Define a standby pool that only contains the bay containing the repaired server to ensure failover will not attempt to use a different server. Specify the same failover settings that the failover monitor used.