The replica administrative node is intended to be used for disaster recovery purposes. If you can recover the clustered console, then you should focus on recovery 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 a text editor.
  2. Locate the pa.operational.mode line and change the value from CLUSTERED_CONSOLE_REPLICA to CLUSTERED_CONSOLE.

    These properties are case-sensitive.

    You don't need to restart the node to apply this change. PingAccess can detect it while the node is still running.