XPROTECT MANAGEMENT SERVER FAILOVER

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Product compatibility
Version 2022 R1 and later

Compatible with version 2022 R1 and later. Add-on license for XProtect Express+, XProtect Professional+ and XProtect Expert. Add-on license included with XProtect Corporate.

Eliminate downtime and safeguard against service disruptions with Milestone’s high availability failover solution

Modern technology has made us used to devices and software reliable and available 24/7. While small hiccups like movie buffering issues and glitchy games can be tolerated, your VMS cannot afford to take any time off. A reliable and highly available VMS is vital to the security of your property – and your business.  

XProtect 2022 R1 takes reliability and availability to the next level with a new add-on product: Management Server Failover Solution. This new solution is designed to ensure that your VMS never skips a beat, providing XProtect users with a high-availability cluster with real-time replication and failover.

It is a complete solution that protects the Management Server (and the Event, Log, and SQL servers when installed on the same physical server) from hardware, software, and human error server failures. Its efficient design and simple configuration also let you switch to a reliable backup.

With an efficient design and simple configuration, you can seamlessly switch to a reliable backup Management Server when the primary one fails. XProtect Management Server Failover also provides synchronous real-time file replication, automatic application failover, and automatic failback after a server failure, all in one solution.

XProtect 2022 R1 takes reliability and availability to the next level with a new add-on product: Management Server Failover Solution. This new solution is designed to ensure that your VMS never skips a beat, providing XProtect users with a high-availability cluster with real-time replication and failover.

It is a complete solution that protects the Management Server (and the Event, Log, and SQL servers when installed on the same physical server) from hardware, software, and human error server failures. Its efficient design and simple configuration also let you switch to a reliable backup.

With an efficient design and simple configuration, you can seamlessly switch to a reliable backup Management Server when the primary one fails. XProtect Management Server Failover also provides synchronous real-time file replication, automatic application failover, and automatic failback after a server failure, all in one solution.

What does it mean?

High availability is a feature that provides redundancy and fault tolerance in your system. Its goal is to ensure that a specific service is always available, even during a failure. The high availability feature is a mechanism that keeps devices synchronized with each other while simultaneously being able to detect a failure.

High availability usually consists of two servers connected by a mirrored link. This link enables both appliances to synchronize and maintain an identical state between them. If one appliance experiences a failure, the other automatically identifies it and failbacks to ensure continuous operation.

How does it work?

XProtect Management Server Failover is a part of the XProtect 2022 R1 installer and is configured between two redundant servers. XProtect Management Server Failover uses Synchronous Replication. Unlike other solutions on the market, Synchronous Replication makes sure that all files opened by XProtect and SQL services are replicated in real time and with zero data loss.

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In case of a failure in the primary server (1), the secondary server (2) takes over automatically with minimal downtime.

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When the primary server is restarted, XProtect Management Server Failover implements automatic failback with reintegration of data without stopping XProtect and SQL services on the secondary server.

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Once the system returns to synchronous replication between server 2 and server 1, the administrator can swap the role of primary and secondary and run XProtect and SQL services on the primary server.

How can you benefit from a stabler Server?

More reliable system

Minimize the impact that hardware malfunctions have on your system

Continuous operation

Eliminate valuable downtime even if
a server fails

High quality solution

Protect your system with a quality solution and avoid an expensive “band-aid” fix

Who can benefit from this?

Think of XProtect Management Server Failover as an added insurance policy. When the Management, Log, Event, and SQL servers are installed on the same physical server, it protects the system from server failures which could cost your business valuable downtime. It also ensures that operators get continuous access to live and playback video, and to the system’s configuration at all times, safeguarding against any service disruption.

XProtect Management Server Failover also saves you money by avoiding rushed purchases of 'band-aid' fixes. Sold as a separate license, the cost of implementing this failover solution is often significantly lower than the potential cost of downtime, lost business, and damaged reputation caused by system failures.

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