Time
1 hour 35 minutes
Difficulty
Beginner

Video Description

In this video, you will learn how to set up a secondary backup FortiGate unit that will provide redundancy if the primary FortiGate unit fails. This setup is known as High Availability, and improves network reliability.

Video Transcription

00:00
In this video, you will learn how to set up a secondary backup fourty gate unit that will provide redundancy if the primary four to get unit fails.
00:09
This setup is known as high availability and improves network reliability.
00:21
First connected to Ford A Gate Units running Ethernet cables between the h A heartbeat interfaces of the two units.
00:29
If you're 40 Gate unit doesn't have dedicated interfaces for H ey. You can use any interface as long as it's not used for anything else.
00:38
Two switches must be used one between the four gates and the Internet and another between the 40 Eights and the internal network.
00:50
Open the management interface for the Primary 40 gate unit to configure it. Go to system dashboard status and find the system Information widget
01:00
Change of the units. Host name, toe. Identify it as the primary Ford A gate
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in the system Information Widget Configure H A status
01:11
Set the mode too active, passive and set a group name and password.
01:17
Ensure that the two heartbeat interfaces are enabled with their priority set to 50. Apply the changes
01:30
now connect to the backup for the gate and open the dashboard
01:34
set the host name to back up
01:40
and configure H A status
01:42
set the mode toe active passive. Set the device priority to be a lower number than on the primary. 40 gait.
01:49
Enter the group name and password that you entered on the primary
01:53
and check that the correct interfaces are enabled and priority set to 50.
02:05
Connected. The primary Ford A gate again and go to system config h A. To see the cluster information.
02:12
Verify that both 40 gates appear and are properly identified on prioritized
02:21
Select View H A. Statistics for more information on how the cluster is operating and processing traffic
02:31
traffic will flow through the primary 40 gate by default. If the primary four to get is unavailable, traffic will fail over, and the backup for the gate will pick up the slack.
02:43
To test this ping, the I P address 8.8 dot 8.8 from a PC on the internal network after a few pings have gone through power off the primary Ford a gate.
02:54
After a brief pause in the results, traffic will divert to the backup 40 gait and the pings will continue.
03:04
Here's a useful note about a J clusters
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manually. Upgrading the firmware on the primary 40 gate will automatically update the firmware on the backup Ford a gate.
03:14
Just be sure to back up your system configuration before updating the firmware.
03:23
Thank you for watching. If you need further details, you can visit docks dot fortunate dot com at any time to access our complete documentation library.

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