Many industrial environments operate 24/7 and rely on high availability (HA) of operations applications and systems to ensure uninterrupted functionality. Such systems control production operations, provide alerts and monitoring capabilities, and ensure safety and security of factory staff, among other things. The ability of systems with flexible administrative controls to maintain service level agreements (SLAs)—based on the criticality of the systems and workflows—during the unavailability of one component by leveraging another is critical for smooth operations. HA can also be configured with role-based access so that mission-critical users and devices achieve a higher level of availability. Similarly, configure HA systems so that the operations and workflows with lower importance (also known as noisy neighbors) do not interfere with mission critical operations. Systems with proper high availability practices allow administrators to use applications with minimal involvement, improving productivity and peace of mind.