WAVE: Automatic Camera Failover

Automatic Camera Failover is a feature in WAVE which allows System Servers to automatically recover when a power or a network failure occurs on a Server. Automatic Camera Failover can be enabled on individual Servers. When enabled, Failover tells the server to grab cameras from any failed Server in the System.

A single Server can handle a maximum of 128 cameras. For example, if a Server is actively recording 64 cameras, it can act as a Failover Server for up to 64 additional cameras from other Servers in the System. 

Failover takes approximately 1 minute to activate in the instance of a network or a power failure.


To Enable Automatic Camera Failover on a Server:

  • Right click a server in the Resource Panel and choose Server Settings
  • In the Server Settings dialog, check Enable Failover
  • Enter the maximum number of selected server that can handle (128 Maximum on Core i3 or above CPUs, 12 maximum on ARM CPUs)
  • Click OK
  • If you want to add additional Failover Servers in the same System, repeat the steps above for each Server


To Setup Failover Priority

  • While in the Server Settings dialog, click Fail-over Priority
  • Assign a value of High, Medium, or Low priority to each camera
    • Failover for System cameras will follow assigned priorities. High, Medium, Low priority.
    • Failover assigns cameras to the first available Failover server recognized by the System
  • Repeat this for all cameras that should be prioritized
  • Click OK to apply changes


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