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Testing Autorecovery of AWS EC2 File Server

Question asked by dhoyesriaustralia-com-au-esridist Employee on Nov 20, 2019
Latest reply on Nov 20, 2019 by bturrellesriaustralia-com-au-esridist

AWS deployment of HA ArcGIS Enterprise - use of shared File Server.

 

Has anyone deployed the AWS CloudFormation template for HA ArcGIS Enterprise and done some testing of the ability of this to withstand EC2 failures?

The particular problem we are trying to work through is related to the shared file server - which is deployed in Autorecovery mode with CloudWatch configured to recreate the EC2 instance in the event of a "System Failure". (Not Instance Status Failure as would happen if you "terminate" or "shutdown" the instance)

According to a few posts around the traps

https://www.reddit.com/r/aws/comments/5t2tny/how_to_simulate_instance_system_status_check/

https://forums.aws.amazon.com/message.jspa?messageID=689685

you cannot simulate a System Failure and trigger Autorecover.

Has anyone any ideas on this front?  One suggestion is to just manually simulate an Autorecover by a simple shutdown/restart sequence.

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