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Changing the HA configuration of an operating virtual cluster

To change the configuration settings of the primary unit in a functioning cluster with virtual domains enabled, log in as the admin administrator, select Global Configuration and go to System > HA to display the cluster members list. Select Edit for the master (or primary) unit in virtual cluster 1 or virtual cluster 2 to display the HA configuration page for the virtual cluster.

You can use the virtual cluster HA configuration page to check and fine tune the configuration of both virtual clusters after the cluster is up and running. For example, you may want to change the Port Monitor configuration for virtual cluster 1 and virtual cluster 2 so that each virtual cluster monitors its own interfaces.

You can also use this configuration page to move virtual domains between virtual cluster 1 and virtual cluster 2. Usually you would distribute virtual domains between the two virtual clusters to balance the amount of traffic being processed by each virtual cluster.

Any changes you make on this page, with the exception of changes to the device priorities, are first made to the primary unit configuration and then synchronized to the subordinate unit.

You can also adjust device priorities to configure the role of this cluster unit in the virtual cluster. For example, to distribute traffic to both cluster units in the virtual cluster configuration, you would want one cluster unit to be the primary unit for virtual cluster 1 and the other cluster unit to be the primary unit for virtual cluster 2. You can create this configuration by setting the device priorities. The cluster unit with the highest device priority in virtual cluster 1 becomes the primary unit for virtual cluster 1. The cluster unit with the highest device priority in virtual cluster 2 becomes the primary unit in virtual cluster 2.