omshell and partner-down

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at
Wed Dec 13 15:58:02 UTC 2006

On Wed, 13 Dec 2006, Karl Auer wrote:

> Date: Wed, 13 Dec 2006 20:04:28 +1100
> From: Karl Auer <kauer at>
> Reply-To: dhcp-users at
> To: dhcp-users at
> Subject: Re: omshell and partner-down
> On Tue, 2006-12-12 at 15:58 -0500, Jeff A. Earickson wrote:
>> What gives???  both systems end up back in normal mode.  What is wrong?
>> How to get the secondary into partner-down mode?
> You can put a peer into partner-down manually, but as soon as it detects
> that its partner is back, it will try to get back to normal
> automatically.
> Use partner-down to tell a peer that its partner really is down! That
> is, remove the partner, shut it down or whatever, and *then* tell the
> other to go into partner-down.

Doh!  The obvious of "shut down the server THEN tell the peer partner-down"
escaped me.  I figured that out this morning, then got my DHCP secondary
moved successfully.  Thanks.

Jeff Earickson
Colby College

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