Question about VIP failover and accepting connections

From: Jure Bratina <>
Date: Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:30:06 +0100
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Is there any specific reason why a failed over VIP can't accept connections after failing over to another node (like an application VIP does for
"non-database" connections) and is relocated only to avoid clients waiting
on TCP/IP timeouts? I know that the listener on the surviving node doesn't listen on the failed over VIP. Also, if clients use connect time failover
"(FAILOVER=ON)" or if they use a SCAN address, they won't get any errors
upon connecting and will connect successfully to a working node. Anyway, I'm curious why the failed over VIP isn't transparently added to the listener's listening endpoints.

I've been testing on

Thank you and regards,
Jure Bratina

Received on Fri Feb 28 2014 - 13:30:06 CET

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