A computer system contains server nodes.
At system boots up, a sequence of operations are performed to make the system entering normal running state: a predefined node runs as master and other nodes run as backup.
The master node may turn offline. One backup node will be promoted as acting master. This procedure is called
The offline node goes online again. This procedure is called
After step 3, the original master node becomes master again and the acting master node abdicate to backup. It's the same sequence of operations as step 1.
I need to name the procedure of step 1 and step 4. What's the suitable word? I know that step 1 is often referred as
initialize, but it doesn't cover the scenario of step 4.