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Active-passive failover



I am very new to HAproxy and have been tasked with administering a current config. I am trying to learn and understand a few things. I have two Haproxy loadbalancers in a active-passive config.

  • How do I manually fail-over my active-passive load-balancer config.
  • any recommendations for training material.

Thank you in advance,


Haproxy in itself does not handle the active/passive failover. External tools like keepalived are required for this.

This is however out of scope for the haproxy documentation itself.

Take a look at this article for example: