Use the following steps to configure IP Manager for failover:

  1. Configure Active and Standby IP Managers on page 29

  2. Start the service for IP Manager on page 29

  3. Configure the IP Manager as a source for SAM on page 29

  4. Add IP Managers to the Failover Manager on page 29


    Be aware that polling is not turned off until a failover occurs and then the Failover Manager controls the polling by disabling it for the Standby IP Manager. For this reason, VMware recommends not having any topology in the Standby IP Manager when you first start the Standby IP Manager.