About the WhatsUp Gold Failover Console
On the primary WhatsUp Gold installation, launch the Admin Console application from the Windows Start menu, then select to launch the Failover Console interface. The Failover Console displays the following information for the primary and secondary WhatsUp Gold machines:
- . The machine's host address.
- . The machine's current status. Possible statuses are as follows: Active - currently polling the network, Standby - ready to assume network polling duties if/when the active machine goes down, Down - unable to perform network polling duties, or Unknown - status is not known to Failover.
- . The communication state is listed from the point of view from the other machine. For example, if the primary machine has attempted to communicate with the secondary machine and is unable to for some reason, the communication state is listed as Unknown. Possible states are as follows: Unknown - a machine is unable to communicate with the other machine for an unknown reason, Connection failed - a machine is unable to communicate with the other machine because the other machine is not known to exist from the machine's standpoint (no known host, etc.), Service running - a machine has communicated with the other machine and finds that the Failover service is running, Good credential - a machine has communicated with the other machine and finds a good credential for further heartbeat communication, or Bad credential - a machine has communicated with the other machine and while the machine does in fact exist, the credentials provided for communication are bad.
- . The last time the machine successfully sent a heartbeat message to the other machine.
Click to access Failover options.