Is ArcGIS Server 10.1 working well in 'Failover' infrastructure?

Discussion created by hlzhang525 on Jan 1, 2013
Latest reply on Apr 24, 2013 by Justin_Rodriguez-esristaff
Happy New Year, Team,

We need your assistance on the following scenario:

We are taking action to migrate an existing �??Failover�?? system of ArcGIS Server 10.0 (SP5), which was constructed with two machine nodes (one is Active, another Passive) and managed by Windows Server 2008, into �??Failover�?? ArcGIS Server 10.1 (SP1).

As first step, all installation and configuration at the �??Passive�?? node look fine. All services can be accessed via this host IP address.

However, when we try to manage this �??ArcGIS Server 10.1�?? as EMP Cluster resource via �??EMP Cluster Group�?? manager in order to be accessible through the �??virtual�?? IP address at the Cluster, it failed. The error message show below:[INDENT]Service:  ArcGIS Server (ArcGIS Server)
Resource:  Generic Service
Parameters:  Files\ArcGIS\Server\framework\etc\service\bin\ArcGISServer.exe
Started 1/2/2013 8:13:57 AM
Completed 1/2/2013 8:13:58 AM

Creating the Generic Service resource.
Do not use network name as computer name.
An error occurred while creating the resource Generic Service.
An error occurred while configuring the Generic Service resource.
Unable to save property changes for 'ArcGIS Server'.
The specified service does not exist as an installed service

It seems that ArcGIS Server 10.1 wouldn�??t support �??Failover�?? infrastructure anymore. If so, we have to restore ArcGIS Server 10.0 back. Isn�??t it correct?

Any advices on 'Failover' to proceed with 10.1?

Or do we have to construct a new infrastructure with �??load-balancing�?? solution for 10.1?

All Best



  1. ArcGIS Server 10.0 (SP5) are very stable in �??Failover�??;

  2. For 'Failover Clusters' in Windows Server 2008 R2, link at http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff182326(v=ws.10).aspx