Requirements for hardware-assisted takeover

The hardware-assisted takeover feature is available on systems where the Service Processor module is configured for remote management. Remote management provides remote platform management capabilities, including remote access, monitoring, troubleshooting, logging, and alerting features.

Although a system with remote management on both nodes provides hardware-assisted takeover for both, hardware-assisted takeover is also supported on HA pairs in which only one of the two systems has remote management configured. Remote management does not have to be configured on both nodes in the HA pair. Remote management can detect failures on the system in which it is installed and provide faster takeover times if a failure occurs on the system.