How to setup Endura SM5200 Failover

Issue

How to configure the SM5200 failover.

Product Line

Pelco Video Management

Environment

Endura SM5200 Version 1.5 or higher

Cause

SM5200 must be configured to failover.

Resolution

The procedure below can be used to configure Endura SM5200 System Manager failover:

  1. Power on the SM5200 that will be used as the Primary SM5200, keep the Failover SM5200 powered off at this time.
  2. Open a web browser and navigate to the EndurAdmin Web interface. i.e. https://192.168.5.10, please replace the IP address to match that of the Primary SM5200.
    • Note: Using Firefox as your browser may have problems saving the configuration changes, therefore it is recommended to use either Internet Explorer or Chrome.
  3. Login to the EndurAdmin web application as an administrator. The default username is admin with a password of admin.
  4. Click on the System tab.
  5. Under Failover cluster IP address enter an available IP address that is on the same VLAN and outside of the DHCP scope. Even though it says optional it is required.
  6. Click the Edit icon next to the Primary SM5200 and modify the priority to 1 then click Save.
  7. Click Add system manager then type in the IP address of the Failover SM5200. Set the priority to 2 then click Add system manager. Click Save.
  8. The below is an example of how the Primary SM5200 should look.


     
  9. Plug the Secondary SM5200 directly into a workstation. It should not be plugged into the network. Power on the Secondary SM5200.
  10. Open a web browser and navigate to the EndurAdmin Web interface. i.e. https://192.168.5.11, please replace the IP address to match that of the Secondary SM5200.
  11. Login to the EndurAdmin web application as an administrator. The default username is admin with a password of admin.
  12. Click on the System tab.
  13. Under Failover cluster IP address enter the same cluster IP address that was used on the Primary from step 5.
  14. Click the Edit icon next to the Failover SM5200 and modify the priority to 2 then click Save.
  15. Click Add system manager and add the IP Address of the Primary SM5200, and modify priority to 1 then click Save.
  16. The below is an example of how the Failover SM5200 should look.


     
  17. Click the Device tab.
  18. Configure the NTP and Time Zone as needed and save your changes.
  19. Power down the Failover SM5200 and plug it into the network.
  20. Power on the Failover SM5200.
  21. Logon to the web interface of the Primay SM5200. If everything was configured properly it should look like the below.


     
  22. Wait about 15 minutes for the backup files to copy over from the Primary SM5200 to the Failover SM5200. Verifying the backups are taking place can be performed by opening a new web interface and typing http://192.168.5.10:59890/software/backup (this is our Primary). Launch another web browser and type http://192.168.5.11:59890/software/backup (this is our Secondary). The PAL service on the Primary SM5200 will execute a backup every 10 minutes and either create or update the baseline/delta files.  In the example below the Primary System Manager @ 192.168.5.10 has copied over the backup file  EnduraBackupBaseLine-1401293371.13-1401299240.33.dlt to the Secondary System Manager @ 192.168.5.11.  


     
  23. Verify files have been copied over from the Primary to the Secondary. Unplug the network cable from the Failover and validate all sockets start up. Shutdown the Failover after 10 minutes by issuing the halt command.
  24. Plug the Failover back into the network and power it on. After 15 minutes power off the Primary SM5200. The Failover should take over and everything should function as it would on the Primary.

Please refer to the SM5200 Failover section of the SM5200 documentation located HERE.