FGCP HA with 802.3ad aggregated interfaces

FGCP HA with 802.3ad aggregated interfaces

On FortiGate models that support it you can use 802.3ad link aggregation to combine two or more interfaces into a single aggregated interface. 802.3ad Link Aggregation and it’s management protocol, Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) are a method for combining multiple physical links into a single logical link.This increases both potential throughput and network resiliency. Using LACP, traffic is distributed among the physical interfaces in the link, potentially resulting in increased performance.

This example describes how to configure an HA cluster consisting of two FortiGate units with two aggregated 1000 Mb connections to the Internet using port1 and port2 and two aggregated 1000 Mb connections to the internal network using port3 and port4. The aggregated interfaces are also configured as HA monitored interfaces.

Each of the aggregate links connects to a different switch. Each switch is configured for link aggregation (2x1000Mb).

 


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