Switching within the input failover pair - AWS Elemental MediaLive

Switching within the input failover pair

You can switch between the inputs in the failover pair only if the Input preference is set to EQUAL_INPUT_PREFERENCE.

Keep in mind that the content in the two live inputs is identical. Therefore, you only switch between them for specific reasons. For example:

  • You might think that the active input is degrading, but MediaLive hasn't yet made the decision to fail over to the other input.

  • You might want to perform maintenance on the network for the input that is currently active.

To switch between the two inputs in the input pair

  • Create an input switch action in the schedule in the usual way.

    Set up the input to switch to the other input, and set the Start Type to Immediate.