3.13 Changing Start, Failover, and Failback Modes for Printing

Novell Cluster Services by default sets the print cluster volume Start Mode and Failover Mode to Auto, and the Failback Mode to Disable. If the print volume Start Mode is set to Auto, iPrint automatically starts on a server when the cluster is first brought up. If the print volume Start Mode is set to Manual, you must manually start print on a server when you want, instead of having it automatically start when servers in the cluster are brought up.

If the print volume Failover Mode is set to Auto, iPrint automatically starts on the next server in the Assigned Nodes list in the event of a hardware or software failure. If the print volume Failover Mode is set to Manual, you can intervene after a failure occurs and before iPrint is moved to another node.

If the print volume Failback Mode is set to Disable, iPrint will not fail back to its most preferred node when the most preferred node rejoins the cluster. If the print volume Failback Mode is set to Auto, iPrint will automatically fail back to its most preferred node when the most preferred node rejoins the cluster. Generally, you want a failback to a preferred node to occur after business hours.You can set the print volume Failback Mode to Manual to prevent iPrint from moving back to its preferred node when that node is brought back online, until you are ready to allow it to happen.

IMPORTANT:We recommend you use the default settings for Start, Failover and Failback modes.

To view or change the print volume Start, Failover, and Failback modes:

  1. In iManager, click Clusters > Cluster Options the print volume resource object and select Properties.

  2. Browse to and select the Cluster you want to manage.

  3. Select the check box of the Print Cluster object you want to modify, and then click the Properties link under Cluster Objects heading.

    The Failover and Failback modes are displayed.