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Setting Hot Standby Configuration Values on VP1

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To set the Hot Standby configuration values on VP1:

  1. Open a new System Console for VP1 using the Native IP or FQDN address.

    For more information, see Preparing Specific IP and FQDN Values for Your VP1, VP2, and Cluster.

    Press the Enter key after each prompt.


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  2. Enter m for more options.

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    System Console menu options are not case sensitive.



  3. Enter H to select the Hot Standby option.

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  4. Enter A to select the Show Configuration option.

    The Hot Standby Status screen displays.

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  5. Enter y to confirm changes to current settings.

    The New Configuration screen displays.

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    Using the IP and FQDN values you designated for your VP1, VP2, and Cluster in the Preparing Specific IP and FQDN Values for Your VP1, VP2, and Cluster, enter the following information on the System Console New Configuration screen:

    • Peer IP – The IP address of the other VidyoPortal (sometimes referred to as the “peer” or “partner” VidyoPortal). Enter VP2’s IP address.

      The Peer IP, Cluster IP, and IP address of VP1 must be unique.



    • Peer ETH1 IP – If your Management Interface is configured, you are prompted for your Peer ETH1 IP. This is the IP of the VP2 Management Interface.

    • Heartbeat Traffic – The periodic health check that takes place via the UDP, which is between the active node and the standby node, allowing that health check communication to happen either over the management interface or production interface.

    • Cluster IP – This is a shared IP address used for the VidyoPortal (VP1 or VP2) activated by Hot Standby. Configure your Cluster IP value for VP1 based on the following:

      • If you are adding a VidyoPortal to your existing setup in order to leverage the Hot Standby option, you are strongly urged to change your VidyoPortal’s existing, Native IP address to a new one so the existing one can be used as the Cluster IP. Having the Cluster IP address match the one on your current VidyoPortal keeps you from having to change your DNS and other network configuration settings. Vidyo specifically recommends this method if you are adding a VidyoPortal to your existing setup in order to leverage the Hot Standby option.
      • When configuring both VidyoPortals, one must be selected as the preferred server. This preferred machine initially assumes the Cluster IP address.

      When one of your VidyoPortals (VP1 or VP2) becomes the Active VidyoPortal, Hot Standby automatically has that machine use the Cluster IP address and makes the Native IP address unreachable.



    • Cluster FQDN – The shared FQDN used for the VidyoPortal (VP1 or VP2) activated by Hot Standby.

      This is the same value as your Public FQDN as set when you select 1. Configure IP Address. For more information, see Configuring the Network Settings at the System Console.



      Configure your Cluster IP value for VP1 based on the following:

      • If you are adding a VidyoPortal to your existing setup in order to leverage the Hot Standby option, you are strongly urged to change your VidyoPortal’s existing Native FQDN to a new one so the existing one can be used as the Cluster FQDN. Having the Cluster FQDN match the one on your current VidyoPortal keeps you from having to change your DNS and other network configuration settings. Vidyo specifically recommends this method if you are adding a VidyoPortal to your existing setup in order to leverage the Hot Standby option.

      • When configuring both VidyoPortals, one must be selected as the preferred server. This preferred machine initially assumes the Cluster FQDN address.

    • Cluster IP Netmask – The netmask for the subnet. You must enter this in the slash format; however, you don’t have to enter the slash. For example, if the cluster IP netmask is 255.255.255.0, you should enter 24, but onscreen you’ll see /24.

    • Network Test IP – The external IP address for validating IP connectivity. You should be able to ping this IP address. Vidyo recommends using the VidyoPortal’s network gateway IP address.

      For more information, see the Configure IP Address section of the Configuring the Network Settings at the System Console.

    • Heartbeat Port – This is a UDP port used by both of your VidyoPortal machines (VP1 and VP2) to check each other’s availability and check if services are running in order to know when it’s necessary to assume the role of the active VidyoPortal. Any available UDP port may be used, but Vidyo recommends using UDP port 8888.


      You must make sure UDP port 8888 (or whichever port decided to use) is open between your VidyoPortal machines (VP1 and VP2).



    • Preferred Node – This configuration determines which VidyoPortal (VP1 or VP2) becomes the active one when both machines are initialized. The setting on one machine should be Yes and the other should be No.


      Upon subsequent rebooting of VidyoPortal machines, the status is based on this Preferred Node setting and assumes the Active for Yes and Standby for No.



      • If you already had one VidyoPortal and you purchased a second one to use for Hot Standby, you should answer Yes for the VidyoPortal you already have and are upgrading, and No for the new one. If, on the other hand, you purchased two new VidyoPortals, you can answer Yes or No for either VidyoPortal as long as you have one of each.


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  6. Select y to confirm the changes.

    If desired, you may leave the VP1 System Console open as you continue to the next procedure.
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