Failover - Licensing
Question asked by Rod Strumbel - 2/18/2020 at 2:01 PM
Could we get a definitive answer on this...

When setting up a Primary and Hot Standby server configuration, do we require multiple Enterprise licenses or is a single Enterprise license good for both the Primary and Hot Standby systems?

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Andrea Rogers Replied
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Hello Rod, 

Failover functionality is included with an Enterprise license. You'll only need one Enterprise license, as the supported configuration of Failover allows only one mail server to be activated at a time. Your primary server will be activated with your Enterprise license key, and in the event of downtime, your standby server should then be activated. In the Failover documentation, there's a sample of a PowerShell script that can be created to automate the SmarterMail failover process (stopping primary and starting standby / stopping standby and starting primary). 

I hope this helps! 

Andrea Rogers
SmarterTools Inc.

Rod Strumbel Replied
Thanks Andrea, I thought that was what I was reading but wanted to be certain.

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