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Configuring Failover Mode and Policy (SRC CLI)

 

You must configure failover mode and policy for accounting and authentication targets upstream by completing the following tasks:

Configuring Failover Mode (SRC CLI)

You must configure failover mode for both accounting and authentication messages. Use the following statement to configure failover mode:

To configure failover mode:

  1. From configuration mode, access the statement that configures the network element failover mode and specify whether the connection is for authentication or accounting messages.

    For example, this sample procedure uses group1 for the group identifier, ne1 for the network element identifier, and accounting as the connection.

  2. Specify failover mode used by the network element.

    Where:

    • round-robin—When this failover mode is used, messages are sent to the network element over alternating paths.

    • primary-backup—When this failover mode is used, messages are sent over the primary path unless it is unavailable, in which case messages are sent over the backup path.

Configuring Fast Fail Options for the Failover Policy

You must configure fast fail options for the failover policy for both accounting and authentication messages. Use the following statement to configure fast fail options:

To configure fast fail options for the failover policy:

  1. From configuration mode, access the statement that configures fast fail options for the failover policy. For example, this sample procedure uses group1 for the group identifier, ne1 for the network element identifier, and accounting as the connection type.

  2. Specify the minimum number of times the message is retransmitted if an acknowledgment from the target is not received.

  3. Specify the time in seconds before the target is placed into fast fail mode.

  4. Specify the time in seconds after which the target is taken out of fast fail mode.

Configuring Retry Options for the Failover Policy

You must configure retry options for the failover policy for both accounting and authentication messages. Use the following statement to configure retry options:

To configure retry options for the failover policy:

  1. From configuration mode, access the statement that configures retry options for the failover policy. For example, this sample procedure uses group1 for the group identifier, ne1 for the network element identifier, and accounting as the connection type.

  2. Specify the maximum number of times a message is retransmitted if an acknowledgment from the target is not received.

  3. Specify the number of seconds between retry attempts.