By default, Novell Cluster Services 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 printing on a server, 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 if there is 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 does 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 automatically fails 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 that you use the default settings for Start, Failover, and Failback modes.
To view or change the print volume’s Start, Failover, and Failback modes:
In iManager, click> , then select the cluster.
If the cluster does not appear in your personalized list of clusters to manage, you can add it. Click Add, browse and select the cluster, then click OK. Wait for the cluster to appear in the list and report its status, then select the cluster.
Select the Cluster Options tab.
Click the print volume resource object, then select.
Browse to and select the cluster you want to manage.
Select the Print Cluster object you want to modify, then click.
The Failover and Failback modes are displayed.