Use this page to configure the primary system for failover.
Navigation: SYSTEM > Hardware > Failover.
|Enabled||Turns on the failover function.|
|Auto failback||Indicates that the failover unit hands back control to the master automatically when the master starts to respond after a hardware failure, turns off its configuration and services and return to standby status.|
|Keep-alive internal||The interval after which the master and failover unit communicate to make sure that the master is still working. The default is 1 second. In non-congested networks, we recommend a very short interval. It is undetectable in terms of system performance.|
|Dead time||How long after the failover unit has become aware that the master is no longer responding it should wait before taking over from the master.|
|Master heartbeat IP||The IP address for the primary system.|
|Failover heartbeat IP||The IP address for the failover unit.|
|Generate failover setup archive||Generates the archive and prompts you to specify where to save it.|
|Enter standby mode||Forces the Smoothwall unit into standby mode.|