If the control link fails, JUNOS software with enhanced services disables the secondary node to prevent the possibility of each node becoming primary for all redundancy groups, including redundancy group 0.
In the event of a legitimate control link failure, redundancy group 0 remains primary on the node on which it is currently primary, inactive redundancy groups x on the primary node become active, and the secondary node enters a disabled state in which it is not handling traffic.
Note: When the secondary node is disabled, you can still log in to the management port and run diagnostics.
To determine if a legitimate control link failure has occurred, the system relies on redundant liveliness signals sent across the control link and the data link.
The system periodically transmits probes over the fabric data link and heartbeat signals over the control link. Probes and heartbeat signals share a common sequence number that maps them to a unique time event. The software identifies a legitimate control link failure if the following two conditions exist:
When a legitimate control link failure occurs, the following conditions apply:
If the system cannot determine which Routing Engine is primary, the node with the higher priority value for redundancy group 0 is primary and its Routing Engine is active. (You configure the priority for each node when you configure the redundancy-group statement for redundancy group 0.)
Note: If you make any changes to the configuration while the secondary node is disabled, execute the commit command to synchronize the configuration after you reboot the node. If you did not make configuration changes, the configuration file remains synchronized with that of the primary node.
You cannot enable preemption for redundancy group 0. If you want to change the primary node for redundancy group 0, you must do a manual failover.