Fails over a virtual system from a down host to a new host.
This command triggers a manual failover of a virtual system that is currently on a down host. Cloudmin will select a new host system based on the failover group the original host is in, or you can choose a host explicitly.
The virtual system to move is selected with the
--host flag, followed by a hostname. The destination can be optionally set with the
--dest flag, which must be followed by the name of a host in the same failover group as the original.
By default, Cloudmin will re-start the virtual system on the new host if was running before the old host failed. However, you can force startup with the
--startup flag, or block it with the
By default a system whose host is available cannot be failed over. However, you can override this rule using the
--force flag - but be aware that this will forcibly shut down the virtual system, to simulate the state it would be in if the host had really failed.
cloudmin failover-system --host xengtest.home Failing over Xen system xengtest.home from brokenbox.home to newbox.home .. Copying Xen configuration file .. .. copied /xen/xengtest.cfg Re-fetching system status .. .. done. .. all done
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Fails over a virtual system from a down host to a new host. cloudmin failover-system --host name [--dest force-destination-host] [--startup | --no-startup] [--test] [--force]