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Can the Heartbeat Monitor also have his own Backup?

                   I know it may sound like overkill, but I like defense in depth with hardware. Can a Fault Tolerance Monitor aka "Heart Beat Monitor" have his own backup in case he goes down for his own reasons?

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Can the Heartbeat Monitor also have his own Backup?

Hi Wayne,

In our env, we have monitors setup for each component - masters, CMs and the Fault Monitor.

Our oncall is notified if any component goes down.

Knowing that if the FM goes down the master will still process jobs makes this a sufficient solution for our needs.

If the primary master and FM went down simultaneosly then it's most likely a much larger issue which failing over wouldn't fix anyway.

Another option, if you have a high availablility cluster that can be setup transparently to the FM you could test it there and see if it works well for you.  I'd open a case to verify if it's supported it or not by the BU.

-Prakash

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