This configuration parameter specifies how long, in seconds, to wait before loading maps from a backup domain controller when the connection to the primary domain controller is lost. If the Centrify Network Information Service is unable to connect to its primary Active Directory domain controller, it will respond to NIS client requests using information in the local cache until the switch to the backup domain controller is complete.

The parameter value must be an integer equal to or greater than zero. If the value is zero, then the delay is disabled. For example, to set the delay period to 2 hours:

nisd.server.switch.delay: 7200

If this parameter is not defined in the configuration file, the default delay for switching to the backup domain controller is ten minutes (600 seconds).