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Support Tip: Multiple BACKUP servers [OA >=11.11]

Starting from Operations Agent (OA) version >=11.11:

You can set up one or more backup servers, to which the messages must be sent when the primary server is down.


The message agent sends the messages to the primary server, which is your HP Operations Manager (HPOM).

If you have more than one HPOM server in your environment, you can also configure another server to act as the backup server in you environment.

When you have a backup server configured in your environment, if the communication link to the primary server is down and the messages cannot be sent to the primary server, the message agent sends the messages to the

backup server(s).


A backup server can be another HPOM server in your environment. You can configure one or more servers as the backup server(s).

You can enable OA to send messages to the backup server by configuring values for the following variables:

OPC_BACKUP_MGRS - You can specify one or a list of servers to be configured as the backup servers. The values in the list can be comma or semicolon separated.

OPC_BACKUP_MGRS_FAILOVER_ONLY - When you set the value for this variable to TRUE, the message agent forwards the messages to the backup servers only if the primary server is down.

And when the value is set to FALSE, messages are sent to the backup servers, irrespective of the status of the primary server. (The default value for this variable is FALSE)


To configure a list of backup servers, you may use the following command:

ovconfchg -ns eaagt -set OPC_BACKUP_MGRS servername1,servername2,servernameN


To modify the value for the OPC_BACKUP_MGRS_FAILOVER_ONLY variable, run the following command:

ovconfchg -ns eaagt -set OPC_BACKUP_MGRS_FAILOVER_ONLY TRUE



Check OA 11.12 User Guide:






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