When configuring a Redundancy Group, you can choose which redundancy mode you will have:
- DataMiner will not intervene in the switching: the device does the switching itself, and we just follow what the device tells us.
- DataMiner will intervene in the switching (software redundancy): DataMiner will take care of the actions needed for doing the switch.
In the case of the 'software redundancy', you there have the option to use an Automation Script which holds all the logic for the switching. But you can just as just well use a 'set parameter', if the amount of configurations needed to perform the switch is limited.
So only in the case of 'software redundancy' and when you have a very elaborate chain of configurations needed to perform the switch, then you need an Automation Script.