Here we will discuss how the Route Table can be used to switch between nodes by creating an entry in the Route Table that points to the active node.

Create an IP Resource

Now you can create an IP resource. Note that the IP address of the resource must be located outside of the VPC. In this example, the IP resource is created using (the VPC is defined as Refer to Creating an IP Resource for more information.

Once the IP resource has been created, the LifeKeeper User Interface should look like this.

Assign Permission to Update Route Table Entries to Instances

Creating an EC2 Resource (Route Table Scenario)

Creating an EC2 Resource should be straightforward once an IP Resource has been created.

  1. Select the icon to start the “Create Resource Wizard”.
  1. Select “Amazon EC2” as the Recovery Kit.

  1. On the “Create Resource Wizard @ node-a”, specify the following values.
Switchback Type Intelligent
Server node-a
EC2 Resource Type Route Table (Backend Cluster)
IP Resource ip-
EC2 Resource Tag ec2-
  1. On the “Pre-Extend Wizard” specify the following values:
Target Server node-b
Switchback Type Intelligent
Template Priority 1
Target Priority 10
  1. Once Pre-Extend is completed, move on to “Extend comm/ec2 Resource”. Select “ec2-”.

  1. Once “Hierarchy successfully extended” is displayed, the creation of the resource is now complete.
  1. The EC2 resource is created as shown below.


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