The second step when configuring a base system for server redundancy is to configure and verify the network.
Configuration includes host names.
Important: SR requires that all computers (primary, secondary and viewer) must have their names and IP addresses configured and these names must match the actual computer names. You may configure the host names in DNS, WINS or in the local host file on each computer, depending on the networking resources available at your site. SR will not function correctly if this information is not configured. If you do not understand network configuration you should obtain the services of someone that does.
Once the configuration is complete, the following tests should be run.
From the primary computer ping primary, secondary and all viewers by name and by address.
From the secondary computer ping primary, secondary and all viewers by name and by address.
From each viewer, ping primary and secondary by name and address.
Verify computer names of each computer match.
Note: Keep alives are automatically configured on a:
Server when redundancy is installed and
Viewer when Viewer redundancy is installed.
Base system configuration.