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VMware workspace one swap primary role between two sites

 

Environment setup:
Three Workspace one nodes per site and have AVI load balancer with external Database.

Here are the steps for testing that failover:

  1. Change the LB to point to the DR site.
  1. You will need to clear caches in the primary datacenter by following the steps listed here: https://docs.vmware.com/en/VMware-Workspace-ONE-Access/21.08/workspace_one_access_install/GUID-A794E38F-974E-48B9-8BFF-3737472BC1BB.html
  1. Restart all connector services from both the primary and DR site
  1. Stop the horizon-workspace service on the primary nodes. As we can only have 1 read/write cluster on at a time.
  1. Promote the DR site to the primary by editing: /usr/local/horizon/conf/runtime-config.properties in the following ways on each of the nodes:
  1. read.only.service=true to read.only.service=false
  1. cache.service.type=ehcache to cache.service.type=rds
  1. Save
  1. Restart the horizon-workspace server on each node in DR.
  1. restart the connectors again (to establish a new s-channel
  1. We should no longer see that banner in the console.
  1. Start the horizon-workspace service on each of the primary datacenter’s nodes.
  1. Change LB back to primary datacenter.
  1. Change back the DR site to read-only= true
  1. Change back the DR site to cache.srevicetype=ehcache
  1. Restart the horizon-workspace service in DR.
  1. Restart connectors in DR & primary.

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