How to Configure a Gateway Server to Failover Between Multiple Management Servers


Updated: May 13, 2016

Applies To: System Center 2012 R2 Operations Manager, System Center 2012 - Operations Manager, System Center 2012 SP1 - Operations Manager

Use the Get-ManagementServer-GatewayManagementServer cmdlet in the Operations Manager Shell as shown in the following example to configure a gateway server to fail over to multiple management servers. The commands can be run from any command shell in the management group.

To configure gateway server failover to multiple management servers

  1. Log on to the gateway server with an account that is a member of the Administrators role for the management group.

  2. Click Start, click All Programs, click Microsoft System Center 2012, click Operations Manager, and then click Operations Manager Shell.

  3. In Operations Manager Shell, run the following command:

    $primaryMS = Get-SCOMManagementServer –Name “<name of primary server>”
    $failoverMS = Get-SCOMManagementServer –Name “<name of 1st failover>”,”<name of 2nd failover>”,…,”<name of nth failover>”
    $gatewayMS = Get-SCOMGatewayManagementServer –Name “<name of gateway>”
    Set-SCOMParentManagementServer –Gateway $gatewayMS –PrimaryServer $primaryMS
    Set-SCOMParentManagementServer –Gateway $gatewayMS –FailoverServer $failoverMS

    For help with the Set-SCOMParentManagementServer command, type the following in the command shell window.

    Get-help Set-SCOMParentManagementServer -full