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SolarWinds High Availability

SolarWinds High Availability


    SolarWinds Orion High Availability (HA) features almost instantaneous, automated failover to a secondary server on the same or a different subnet to ensure continuous monitoring when a component failure occurs. High availability is fully integrated into the SolarWinds Orion Platform and is licensed per pool. To deploy HA, set up a secondary server, activate the license, and create a pool. If you evaluate HA, you can create an unlimited number of pools. After 30 days, apply a license key to convert the evaluation to a permanent license. Multi-subnet deployments require the use of a virtual hostname and DNS credentials to update the DNS record automatically when a failover occurs.


    End of Life for SolarWinds Failover Engine (FOE) was announced on September 13, 2017. Current users of FOE should migrate to our High Availability solution at your earliest convenience.


    HA Features

    High Availability became available with SolarWinds Orion Platform 2016.2. Key features:

    • Rapid failover
    • Instant notification and alerting
    • Customizable failover rules
    • Easy installation and configuration

    SolarWinds Orion Platform 2017.3 added Disaster Recovery. Key features:

    • Multi-subnet deployments (WAN deployments for disaster recovery)
    • Virtual hostname support
    • Supports Microsoft and BIND DNS
    • Ability to select a preferred active server
    Migrate from FOE
    HA Resources
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