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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Fortinet - HA Master Selection


Master Selection - High Availability with Fortinet

Master (also known as the Primary) is chosen based on the following

  1. monitored port - (highest number of connected non failed monitored interfaces)
  2. system up time (age) -  (longest up-time)
  3. unit priority - (default 128 - higher priority is selected as Master)
  4. serial number - (highest serial number)
As soon as the FGCP protocol hits the first criteria that meets the requirement of the master selection process the rest of the evaluation process is no longer evaluated and the master node is selected.


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