12In addition to the main LAS, there may be “backup” LAS devices waiting ready to take over in the event the main LAS fails for any reason. These are Link Master devices configured to act as redundant Link Active Schedulers should the need arise. However, at any given time there will be only one LAS. In the event of an LAS device failure, the Link Master device with the lowest-number address will “step up” to become the new LAS.