A Remote Monitor is a Linux™ computer that is identified by host name or IP address that is allowed to receive failover state information and/or control a Passive Capture host machine that is configured for failover. In the Remote Monitor configuration, you can specify a list of authorized servers that are permitted PCA access to monitor failover state information, control the failover mode, or both.
A Remote Monitor may also optionally be allowed to control failover on a Passive Capture host machine, including forcing failover and failback. A CX Passive Capture Application configured for failover responds to heartbeats or control requests from a machine that is properly configured as a Remote Monitor.
After a host is authorized, the failstat utility that is installed on the host can be used to help debug failover issues.
The Utilities tab provides access to operating system diagnostic information, which is useful if you do not have access to PUTTY. When a command button is clicked, the output is generated and displayed on the screen.
- When verbose mode is enabled, some additional information can be included in the generated output.