Changing the server priority for role failover - Security Center 5.9

Security Center Administrator Guide 5.9

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You can make secondary servers into primary servers, or ensure that a primary server is always the one hosting the role as long as it is running.

What you should know

To minimize system disruption, the role remains on the secondary server after a failover occurs, by default. You can change the server priority and force the highest priority server to always be the one hosting the role.


  1. From the Config Tool home page, open the System task, and click the Roles view.
  2. Select the role and then click the Resources tab where the role’s primary server is listed.
  3. Select a server from the list, and click the or buttons to change the server priority.
    The higher a server is in the list, the higher its priority.
  4. Select the Force execution on highest priority server option and click Apply.
    This option forces the server with the highest priority (at the top of the list) to always be the one hosting the role, as long as it is online. If the first server is offline, then the priority goes to the second sever on the list, and so on and so forth.
    After a few seconds, the green LED moves to the server that is at the top of the list, indicating that it is now the one hosting the role.
    IMPORTANT: Servers are displayed in the order they are picked if a failover occurs. When the primary server fails, the role automatically switches to the next server in the list.