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Verifying WAN Routing Failover

To verify WAN Routing failover:

To verify WAN Router failover, start all GuardServers and determine which WAN Router is active in each network segment. A failover test is successful when you stop the active WAN Router (causing all exchanges listed in Guardian to turn red), and after 50 seconds (fast failover), the second WAN Router actively starts communicating across the WAN. This is apparent when the exchanges in the Guardian tree turn from red back to green.

Perform the following steps only when more than one WAN Router is used at a site and you need to verify WAN Routing failover.

Warning: You must run this process after trading hours as it will disrupt network communication for 50-second periods.

You must run this process after trading hours as it will disrupt network communication for 50-second periods.

  1. Start Guard Server on all TT gateways that lie on the networks you are testing.
  2. Double-click the icon in the system tray on a WAN Router.

    The Guardian window opens.

  3. Click the + to the left of Exchanges to list all gateways on the network.
  4. Verify that all networked gateways are listed and that the Guard Server is green.
  5. Identify the active WAN Router.
  6. On the currently active WAN Router, in Guardian, perform a Local Login.
  7. On the WAN Routing menu, click Stop Wan Router.

    In Guardian, the WAN Router and all exchanges should turn red. After 50 seconds, the exchanges should turn back to green. If this occurs, WAN Routing failover was successful.

  8. On the WAN Routing menu, click Start Wan Router.

    The WAN Router displays as green again.

  9. Repeat steps 1 - 8 until all WAN Routers have been tested.