Defining a failover Apex
Using a failover server ensures the least amount of disruption and allows users to stay productive if there is a network or hardware issue.
Follow these steps to configure Apex to use two servers to maintain maximum uptime.
1. In the web interface, click System > Settings.
2. In the System Settings pane, click Failover.
3. Complete the fields. Use the information in Failover settings for details.
4. Click the accept icon .
The failover server is created when the Failover server saved notification appears on the screen.
Failover settings
The failover settings control whether a failover server is used. Use this information to configure a failover server.
Enable failover mode
If selected, failover mode is enabled between the primary and secondary servers.
View 'Connection to the failover server' to ensure the primary and secondary servers are communicating.
Set this server as primary
If selected, this Apex server is the primary server in a failover configuration. Otherwise, it is the secondary or failover server.
Only v17 or newer assets will report a value.
IP address/DNS of the other failover server
The host address of the other Apex server.
Valid Input: Valid addresses include IPv4, IPv6, or DNS name.
Maximum days to keep unpropagated configuration changes
Sets the maximum number of days without connectivity to a primary server before configuration changes stop accumulating and replicating to the secondary server. If this happens, the primary server replicates its complete configuration to the secondary server after connectivity is re-established.
Any configuration changes made on the secondary server during this period will be overwritten.
Connection to the failover server
A read-only field.
The network connection status between the primary and secondary server.