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Common Operation Guide

CloudEngine 12800, 12800E, 8800, 7800, 6800, and 5800 Series Switches

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Performing a Master/Standby Switchover

Performing a Master/Standby Switchover

You can manually trigger a master/standby switchover in a stack if the current roles of member switches do not meet your requirement. For example, you can perform a master/standby switchover to change the roles after a restart or restore the original roles after an upgrade.

The following example describes the master/standby switchover on a CE8800&7800&6800&5800.
<HUAWEI> display switchover state      //Check whether the stack meets switchover requirements.
   Switchover State  :  Ready          //You can perform a master/standby switchover only when the stack is ready for the switchover.
   Switchover Policy :  Board Switchover
   MainBoard         :  1
   SlaveBoard        :  2
<HUAWEI> system-view
[~HUAWEI] slave switchover enable      //Enable the switchover function.
[*HUAWEI] commit
[~HUAWEI] slave switchover             //Perform a master/standby switchover.
Warning: This operation will switch the slave board to the master board. Continue? [Y/N]: y

Before a master/standby switchover is performed in a stack of CE12800&12800E switches, ensure that the master switch has two MPUs installed.

Updated: 2018-10-08

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