Could anyone offer advice on this scenario?

Environment: 2 x ACS 5.6 appliances - Primary ACS Appliance (+Log collector) - Secondary ACS Appliance

Test process 1. Simulated network connection failure on Primary appliance 2. Test switch able to authenticate against Secondary appliance 3. Able to login to Secondary - Read only, no administration function, unable to view logs as log collector also

If administration required what is the best option for the secondary appliance? - Promote to primary? - Request local mode?


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Ok after some searching I found cisco doc with a scenario reference:


Scenario covered in failover section

"ACS 5.6 allows you to configure multiple ACS instances for a deployment scenario. Each deployment can have one primary and multiple secondary ACS servers.

Scenario: Primary ACS goes down in a Distributed deployment"

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