This section explains how to completely configure Hot Standby after you already read and completed the steps in the following sections:
- Configuring IP and DNS Settings on VP1 and VP2
- Verifying Correct Installation of VidyoPortal Licenses with the Hot Standby Option
- Preparing the System Software and Database
- Preparing Specific IP and FQDN Values for Your VP1, VP2, and Cluster
- Ensuring that the Network IP Address can be Pinged
In particular, ensure that you have configured your IP addresses and possibly DNS settings for VP1 and VP2 (new or existing) using the System Console as described in Setting IP and DNS Settings on VP1 and VP2.
In addition, you should be familiar with this terminology:
- VP1 – Generically refers to the VidyoPortal machine you are designating as VP1 and configuring for Hot Standby use. This is regardless as to whether you’re using an existing VidyoPortal as VP1 for your Hot Standby configuration and you purchased a second VidyoPortal to use as VP2, or if you purchased two new VidyoPortals to use for Hot Standby.
- VP2 – Generically refers to the VidyoPortal machine you are designating as VP2 and configuring for Hot Standby use.
- Cluster – Refers to the Cluster IP and FQDN, which always will direct traffic to the Active VidyoPortal.
- Active VidyoPortal or Standby VidyoPortal – For procedures where the status of the VidyoPortal with respect to Hot Standby is the main focus, references may simply indicate the Active VidyoPortal or the Standby VidyoPortal where necessary.