The replica administrative node is intended to be used for disaster recovery purposes. If the clustered console is recoverable, then that recovery should be used rather than failing over to the replica administrative node.


Only one primary administrative node should be running for the cluster at any given time.

  1. Open <PA_HOME>/conf/ in an editor.
  2. Locate the pa.operational.mode line and change the value from CLUSTERED_CONSOLE_REPLICA to CLUSTERED_CONSOLE.

    Do not restart the replica node during the promotion process. PingAccess can detect and apply this change without a restart, and restarting the node during its promotion can cause file corruption or failure to promote correctly.