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Forcing the primary node to stay primary

In an HA setup, you can force the primary node to remain primary even after a failover. You can enable this option either on a primary node in an HA pair or on a standalone system.

On a standalone system, you must run this command before you can add a node to create an HA pair. When you add the new node, it becomes the primary node. The existing node stops processing traffic and becomes the secondary node in the HA pair.

To force the primary node to stay primary by using the command line interface

At the command prompt, type:

set ha node -hastatus STAYPRIMARY

To force the primary node to stay primary by using the GUI

Navigate to System > High Availability, on the Nodes tab, open the local node, and select STAY PRIMARY.