Manually Reset the Original Primary Instance as a Replica Instance

If you successfully promoted a replica instance to a primary instance for maintenance purposes, but you were unable to demote the original primary instance to a replica instance, complete the following procedure to manually configure the original primary instance as a replica instance.


  1. Do one of the following:

    • If the original primary instance is deployed on a hardware appliance, shut down the appliance and remove the machine from service.

      You can install the original hardware appliance system image. For instructions, see Hardware Appliance System Image Installation.

    • If the original primary instance is deployed on a virtual appliance, delete the old primary instance virtual machine from the disk.

      Use the VMware vSphere client, the Hyper-V System Center Virtual Machine Manager Console, or the Hyper-V Manager. For instructions, see the vSphere or Hyper-V documentation.

      Deploy a new virtual machine with the RSA Authentication Manager image.

  2. Run Quick Setup to configure the instance as a replica. For more information, see the RSA Authentication Manager Setup and Configuration Guide.