Origin Failure Recovery Method

With this behavior enabled, you can switch from one origin to another, or send a specific HTTP status code to the requesting client if a failure occurs on your primary origin.

How it works

This feature encompasses both a unique rule and a behavior for use:

  • The rule: Origin Failure Recovery Methods. This is a unique rule comprised of two sub-rules of recovery methods that determine what ​Akamai​ should do when your primary origin fails.

  • The behavior: Origin Failure Recovery Policy . This is a policy of failure scenarios that trigger the recovery methods set in the Origin Failure Recovery Methods rule.

    • You can set a timeout. If a request to your primary origin exceeds a set amount of time, the request can be retried or you can use a recovery method (or both).
    • You can specify HTTP status codes. If a request to your primary origin results in one of these status codes, the request can be retried or you can use a recovery method (or both).
    • You can apply settings to "blacklist" a failed primary origin for a specific amount of time. After that time elapses, requests are routed back to the primary origin.

Implementation

There's a specific workflow you need to follow and there are various use cases you can implement. Complete instructions are available in the Adaptive Media Delivery user documentation.


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