Configuring Address Manager API for failover - BlueCat Address Manager - 9.4.0

Address Manager Administration Guide

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BlueCat Address Manager

The Failover API option allows you to enable an externally automated failover when the primary Address Manager fails. Automated failover APIs ensures that the DDI infrastructure is readily available and allows control, offering options for both manual and automated primary Address Manager server failover when an outage is detected.

If you enable the Failover API option, you can use the following Address Manager APIs:

  • GET bam/v1/health
  • PUT bam/v1/promote
  • PUT bam/v1/managed-servers/takeover
  • PUT bam/v1/managed-servers/{id}/takeover

For more information on these APIs, refer to the Address Manager API Guide.

To configure Address Manager API for failover:

  1. Select the Administration tab. Tabs remember the page you last worked on, so select the tab again to ensure you're on the Administration page.
  2. Under General, click Service Configuration.
  3. From the Service Type drop-down menu, select Failover API.
  4. Under General Settings, complete the following:
    1. Enable Failover API Service: Enables the API during failover. This option is selected by default.
    2. Upload Trusted Certificate: Upload a trust store containing trusted public keys. You must generate the trust store using your own certificate management system. .
    3. Upload SSL Server Certificate: Upload a self-signed SSL certificate. You must generate the self-signed SSL certificate using your own certificate management system.
  5. Click Upload.
  6. Click Update.