Dell Live Volume Tiebreaker Service


Tiebreaker Service enables automatic SAN failover for companies without access to an internal tertiary data center.

The Dell Live Volume tiebreaker is a service running on the Data Collector in a tertiary data center that prevents the primary and secondary Live Volumes from simultaneously becoming active. If the secondary Storage Center cannot communicate with the primary Storage Center, it consults the Tiebreaker to determine if the primary Storage Center is down. If the primary Storage Center is down, the secondary Live Volume activates.