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Active - Standby - NFS v4

This section provides an example of Active/Standby for NFS v4. In this configuration, Server 1 is considered active because it is running NFS and exporting the file systems. Server 2 does other processing. If Server 1 fails, Server 2 gains access to the file systems and uses the LifeKeeper secondary hierarchy to make it available to clients.

Note: In an active/standby configuration, Server 2 might be running NFS but does not have any other NFS resources under LifeKeeper protection.

Active/Standby Configuration Example for NFS v4


Configuration Notes:

Creating a Resource Hierarchy to Server 1:



Export Point:


IP Tag:


NFS Tag:


Note: With the selection of the export points, bind information is picked up automatically; therefore, no input is required to create and extend the hierarchy.

Extending a Resource Hierarchy to Server 2:

Template Server:


Tag to Extend:


Target Server:


Target Priority:


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