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3 Installing and Configuring Failover Manager : 3.3 Using Failover Manager with Virtual IP Addresses

Failover manager uses the efm_address script to assign or release a virtual IP address. By default, the script resides in:
The following command invokes the efm_address script to assign a virtual IP address:
# efm_address assign interface_name ip_address netmask
The following command invokes the efm_address script to release a virtual IP address:
# efm_address release interface_name ip_address
interface_name matches the name specified in the virtualIp.interface parameter in the cluster properties file.
ip_address matches the name specified in the virtualIp parameter in the cluster properties file.
netmask matches the name specified in the virtualIp.netmask parameter in the cluster properties file.
You must invoke the efm_address script as the root user. The efm user is created during the installation, and is granted privileges in the sudoers file to run the efm_address script. For more information about the sudoers file, see Section 3.1, Extending Failover Manager Permissions.
2. Run the efm_address assign command on the Master node to assign the VIP and then confirm with ifconfig:
4. Use the efm_address release command to release the address on the master node and confirm the node has been released with ifconfig:

3 Installing and Configuring Failover Manager : 3.3 Using Failover Manager with Virtual IP Addresses

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