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SPARC M8 and SPARC M7 Servers Administration Guide

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Updated: September 2017

Change the Current Role of the SP Pair

Use this task to change the current roles of the SP pair. For example, you might want to change the SP that is currently identified as the Active SP to be the Standby SP if you are replacing it.

This operation can take a few minutes to complete.

You must have the admin role (a) to complete this task.

  1. Log in to Oracle ILOM.

    See Log In to Oracle ILOM (CLI).

  2. Determine which SP is currently identified as the Active SP.

    See Determine Which SP Is the Active SP.

  3. Initiate the failover, effectively causing the Active SP to become the Standby SP and the Standby SP to become the Active SP.
    -> set /SP/redundancy initiate_failover_action=true
    Set 'initiate_failover_action' to 'true'

    Note -  If the failover does not succeed, use the -f | --force option.

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