Manual failover in the Cloud Load Balancer

A question we frequently receive is: “How can I manually fail traffic over from my primary server to my failover server group in the Cloud Load Balancer?” Manually failing traffic is something you may wish to do if your primary server is experiencing issues that the monitor has not yet detected, or if you want […]

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What should I configure the “Failover After” setting to?

The “failover after” setting (shown below) in the main Failover Pool configuration is the number of our cloud nodes (datacenters) that must see your server as DOWN before actually failing over. All of our datacenters monitor your servers all the time. This setting simply allows you to increase the reliability of the results before action […]

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What DNS Failover Methods do you support?

We support two different DNS Failover methods. Sequential and Round Robin. Sequential Method: This method uses the server IP addresses one by one in the order they are entered. That way, you always have one IP address announced for your ‘A’ record, which is considered a primary server. Should that server go offline, the failover […]

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Do you support manual failover for DNS?

Yes, our DNS failover service was designed to easily support manual failover. Often customers wish to test their failover site on a periodic basis, or they wish to redirect traffic during a maintenance window. To do this within the portal, open up the Failover Entry, and simply uncheck the “Active” checkbox as shown below. This will immediately […]

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