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Posted on 22 March 2018   6 min read

VSS Recovery mode

vss recovery mode scenario

Dual-active Detection (DAD) is designed to prevent a split-brain scenario where both VSS supervisors become active in the event of a VSL link failure. It uses a separate (from the VSL link) secondary communication link to communicate the devices state.
When the VSL link fails the standby switch becomes active and the current active switch is informed of this over the DAD links and goes into recovery mode to stop a split-brain situation occurring.