Peer-to-peer failover functionality
The Probe for Nokia Network Functions Manager for Packet supports failover configurations where two probes run simultaneously. One probe acts as the master probe, sending events to the ObjectServer; the other acts as the slave probe on standby. If the master probe fails, the slave probe activates.
While the slave probe receives heartbeats from the master probe, it will not forward events to the ObjectServer. If the master shuts down, the slave probe will stop receiving heartbeats from the master and any events it receives thereafter will be forwarded to the ObjectServer on behalf of the master probe. When the master is running again, the slave will continue to receive events, but will no longer send them to the ObjectServer.