Polycom Failover Issue.

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Polycom Failover Issue.

 We have 2 Polycom phones in the network this whole setup is on a boat so we are using VSAT networks. We have 2 WAN links one is primary and one for failover, phones are registered through the primary and it works well without a problem until the primary link goes down and failover takes over. Now phones are trying to register through the failover link but the failover is not configured as primary it is just a backup link for some domains. My problem is when the primary link comes back the phones are not trying to switch to the primary instead phones are waiting for a reply from the failover link. I need to reboot the router so the phones see the right gateway and will register through the primary link.


I am looking for a solution where can I make the changes so the phones switch back once the primary is up or should I do any other methods to make it work.


I am having the same situation for many of my client boats, just consider the above scenario and let me know what changes can be made to avoid the issue.




Any help will be appreciated.



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Polycom Employee & Community Manager

Re: Polycom Failover Issue.

Hello @RR66,


welcome to the Polycom Community.

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This ensures the questions having to be asked are limited and any new or follow up post contains the right amount of details to ensure any voluntary participant within the community does not spend additional time chasing basic information.

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  • Provide the exact Software Version of your Phone
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  • Provide the Call Platform (aka openSIP,Skype for Business Online, Skype for Business on Premise, Lync)
  • Additional Polycom Infrastructure (RPRM,PDMS or BToE)
  • If applicable provide a backup of the phone in question

UC Software 4.0.0 or later via the Web Interface Utilities > Phone Backup & Restore > Phone Backup > Phone Backup

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Oct 30, 2017 QuestionCan I setup my Polycom phone to register to one Server and failover to another?

Resolution: Please check => here <=

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Steffen Baier

Polycom Global Services


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