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In a redundant server network system, failover services for a failed server are provided by a survivor server belonging to a common failover group. At startup of a local server process running on the survivor server, a context is created for the local server and for each remote server belonging to the same failover group as the local server. At startup the context of the local server is also activated. The local server process is configured to operate on and make decisions based upon activated contexts. Each context includes server specific configuration and control information. When the survivor server must provide failover services for a failed server belonging to its same failover group, the context corresponding to the failed remote server is activated.

Title
Context-based failover architecture for redundant servers
Application Number
8/949678
Publication Number
5996086
Application Date
October 14, 1997
Publication Date
November 30, 1999
Inventor
Andrew J Spry
Wichita
KS, US
Gerald J Fredin
Wichita
KS, US
William P Delaney
Wichita
KS, US
Assignee
LSI Logic Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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