Mar. 25, 2015
To configure a StorageZone for high availability, connect at least two StorageZones Controllers to it. To do that, you first install a primary StorageZones Controller and create a zone (as described in Install StorageZones Controller and create a StorageZone). Then, you install StorageZones Controller on a second server and join that controller to the same zone.
StorageZones Controllers belonging to the same zone must use the same file share for storage.
In a high availability deployment the secondary servers are independent, fully functioning StorageZones Controllers. The StorageZones control subsystem randomly chooses a StorageZones Controller for operations. If the primary server goes offline, you can easily promote a secondary server to primary. You can also demote a server from primary to secondary.
For Primary Zone Controller, you can enter just the hostname or IP address, and ShareFile will fill in the full URL. To test a URL, enter it into the browser's address field. If the URL is correct, a ShareFile banner page appears. For standard zones: If the URL is incorrect and you specified https, verify that you are using valid, trusted public SSL certificates.
A secondary StorageZones Controller inherits the configuration of the primary controller during startup.