This recipe is part of the process of deploying FortiGate HA for AWS. See below for the rest of the recipes in this process:
- Customize the CFT template
- Check the prerequisites
- Review the network failover diagram
- Invoke the CFT template
- Connect to the FortiGates
- [Connectivity test] Configure FortiGate firewall policy
- [Failover test] Shut down FortiGate A
- Let’s test the failover situation where FortiGate A fails to run. First, while the two FortiGate instances are running, log into FortiGate A by connecting to the front-end public IP address, which is https://22.214.171.124, associated with 192.168.1.13.
- Let’s see if FortiGate B promotes itself to the primary when FortiGate A fails to run. On the EC2 console, shut down FortiGate A.
- Connect to the same public front-end IP address, https://126.96.36.199, by refreshing the browser. You have now successfully logged into FortiGate B, not FortiGate A, since the secondary IP address 192.168.1.13 has moved to FortiGate B’s public-facing port.
- Check FortiGate B’s secondary IP address in EC2 console.
- Check the HA status while FortiGate A is down.
- Once FortiGate A comes back online, it runs as the secondary. It takes time for the HA to settle and the synchronization to function, as indicated by the green checkmarks.
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