Allow users to failover the PBX cluster

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Allow users to failover the PBX cluster

Postby CRM User » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:43 pm

We have numerous clinics running their own local PBX's, clustered with PBX's in the cloud. In case of an known upcoming local problem (eg: major storm coming), we want to allow the local clinics to failover the phone server to the cloud PBX proactively, so that phone service / voicemails / etc continue without interruption in case the storm knocks out the local clinic.

Is it possible to let end users initiate a failover, without giving them full access to the GUI?
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Re: Allow users to failover the PBX cluster

Postby Telium Support » Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:18 am

Yes. You can grant users limited monitoring and control capabilities through

  1. a LCD interface on the PBX (built in). HAAst supports LCD interfaces (see installation guide for models), and you can enabled control such that an end user can promote/demote a peer from the keypad on the front of the PBX. They can also confirm status, monitor synchronizations are happening, etc. from the LCD display.
  2. a simple web UI (which controls HAAst through the REST interface)