Using a Backup Coordinator
This section describes how to install and use an IncrediBuild Backup Coordinator.
IncrediBuild's environment depends on the Coordinator component's availability to successfully run distributed builds. When the Coordinator is unavailable, it is still possible to build using IncrediBuild Agents, but only in the much slower standalone mode.
To ensure the highest possible availability for the distributed build environment, a Backup Coordinator should be installed. The Backup Coordinator is normally idle, and is only activated if the primary Coordinator becomes unavailable for some reason. When this state is reached, the IncrediBuild Agents all switch to the Backup Coordinator, making it possible to continue using IncrediBuild while the problem is solved. Once the primary Coordinator is restored, Agents automatically return to the standard configuration.
Setting up a Backup Coordinator
The following procedure must be performed to set up a Backup Coordinator.
>To set up a Backup Coordinator:
a. Open the Coordinator Monitor in the machine running the Primary Coordinator.
b. Open the Coordinator Settings dialog box using the Tools>Coordinator Settings... menu option.
c. Navigate to the Coordinator->Backup settings page.
d. Use the Backup Coordinator Settings page to configure the installed Backup Coordinator as the active Backup Coordinator.
Note: It may take a few minutes until all Agents receive notification of the selected Backup Coordinator.