Configuring the CommServe Failover Component Using Basic Configuration

Configure the CommServe Failover component on the production and standby CommServe hosts.

Before You Begin

  • Login to the host computer as member of the Administrators group.
  • Make sure the failover component is installed on the CommServe hosts.
  • Record the CommCell Username and Password to perform SQL agent backup and restore jobs.
  • If User Account Control (UAC) is enabled on the computer, you must manually assign full access permissions to the install_directory/CVFailover folder for the Windows user account used for running Cvfailover services.

Procedure

  1. At the command line on CommServe hosts, go to installation_directory_of_second_instance/cvfailover and enter the following command:

    cvfailover_config.cmd

  2. Provide the following input parameters during the cvfailover configuration.
    Input parameters Values
    Configuration Type <1 - basic, 2 - advanced, 0 -exit>: Type 1
    Id of the CommServ <1 - first, 2 - second> Type 1 if configuring on production CommServe host

    Type 2 if configuring on standby CommServe host

    Host name of the main CommServe Specify the host name of the production CommServe host.
    Instance name of the main CommServe Specify the instance name of the production CommServe host. For example, Instance001.
    Host name of the DR CommServe Specify the host name of the standby CommServe host.
    Instance name of Log Shipping Specify the instance name on which the failover component is installed on the standby CommServe host. For example, Instance002.
    User name CommCell user account with capability to perform SQL agent backup and restore jobs.
    Password Specify the encrypted password for the CommCell user account.
    Name of the test DR group Specify the client computer group name used for testing failover.
    Name of the critical failover group Specify the client computer group name used for actual failover.