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tmrrow Frequent Visitor
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On-prem Gateway HA Mode test

Hi All, 


I have recently upgraded my PBI On-Prem Gateway to March 2018 version in order to test HA mode. 

I have successfully setup a HA gateway service on another server and the application is reporting that the connection is successfull. 


I was expecting to test this HA mode by stopping the Gateway service on the primary server. But the 'Manage Gateways' section on the PowerBI website reports the gateway is down.


How do we test HA mode?


Re: On-prem Gateway HA Mode test

From my experience, HA is in its infancy and not working as expected.


True, the gateway shows down but the backup will still process the scheduled/manual refreshes.  


1. There is nothing that shows that the status of the primary is down but backup is good (or vice versa).

2. With the primary down, you cannot check the status of the data sources on the backup

3. You are unable to align new datasets to the gateway while the primary is down


As well, there is no way (even via powershell) to temporarily take the primary offline, switch primary/backup, etc.
tmrrow Frequent Visitor
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Re: On-prem Gateway HA Mode test

Cheers for your reply, 


I'm sure I did test a few dashboards while the Primary gateway was down and they didn't refresh. 
Might test again...If that works I'm happy.

Community Support Team
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Re: On-prem Gateway HA Mode test

HI @tmrrow,


Did his suggestion works for your scenario?


XIaoxin Sheng

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