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LFDS Failover Documentation

asked on August 26

When going through the KB Article or Failover Clustering with Laserfiche white paper it does not say at which point we are to configure LFDS. It states to install LFDS on all nodes once the cluster is created, but doesn't say when to actually configure LFDS. At what point do we configure LFDS when setting it up in a failover environment?

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replied on August 26

You can configure LFDS after the cluster is up and running on the Windows side. Simply installing LFDS will allow you to set up the cluster in Windows Failover Cluster Manager.

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replied on August 26

Could the documentation be updated to specify at what point the initial configuration can be completed?

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replied on August 26

Also, after running through the configuration do we leave both LFDS services up and running or do we need to shut one down?

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replied on August 27

I'll talk to our User Education team and see if we can clarify the documentation. And once the LFDS Resource in your cluster role is brought online, only one LFDS service will be kept running at a time

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replied on August 27

Do we need to manually stop one of the services or does the cluster take care of that automatically?

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replied on August 27

I'm having some issues with my cluster setup at the moment so I'm not positive. What you can do is take the Laserfiche Directory Service Resource offline, make sure the LFDS services on both machines are stopped, then bring the resource back online and it should only start one of the LFDS services.

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replied on August 27

Ok, thank you. That might be something to include in the failover documentation as well.

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replied on August 27

Much appreciated!

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replied on August 27

Can the PDF also be updated?

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replied on September 6

There is something else in the KB article that I am not finding when looking at the Failover Cluster Manager on a 2019 Server. It states: "Back in the Failover Cluster Manager, right-click on the newly created role and view the Properties.
On the General tab, in the Preferred Owners section, select all the nodes.
On the Failover tab, adjust failover settings as appropriate."

When I look at the General tab I do not see Preferred Owners section. This is what I see:

There also is not a failover tab.

replied on September 6

On the KB article it states to take note of the IP address listed on the Dependencies tab as well as the Resource name, but it never says why. Are we supposed to do something with them?

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replied on September 10

The IP address is the address of the LFDS cluster that you will be navigating to, and the resource name is the friendly name of the LFDS cluster you will be navigating to. So if my IP is 1.2.3.4 and my resource name is myRole, I can navigate to LFDS using "1.2.3.4/LFDS/" or "myRole.domain/LFDS/"

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replied on September 10

Can the documentation be updated with that please?

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