Launching clients from backup server

Would there be any issue with launching clients from the backup server? the reason I ask is because I was thinking I could setup a redirection to the backup server launch page if the master launch page could not be reached.

will clients launched from the backup node still try to connect to the master first?

Thank you,

The clients will try to communicate to the master first. However, if the master is down the client will automatically connect to the backup machine. In that case the backup machine will become master since the original master is down.