The Shutdown Strategy is a configuration option that governs whether or not resources are switched over to a backup server when a server is shut down. The options are:
|Do Not Switch Over Resources (default)||LifeKeeper for Windows will not switch over resource hierarchies during an orderly shutdown.|
|Switch Over Resources||LifeKeeper for Windows will switch over all resource hierarchies during an orderly shutdown.|
Restriction: The Switch Over on Shutdown setting is not supported with SIOS DataKeeper resources.
The Shutdown Strategy is set by default to ”Do Not Switch Over Resources”. You should decide which strategy you want to use on each server, and if you wish, change the Shutdown Strategy to “Switch Over Resources”.
For each server in the cluster:
- Bring up the Server Properties dialog just as you would for viewing server properties.
- On the General Tab of the Server Properties dialog, select the Shutdown Strategy.
Note: The LifeKeeper process must be running during an orderly shutdown for the Shutdown Strategy to have an effect. If LifeKeeper is not running or the resources are not currently in service, the resources will not switch over.