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Administration Guide

Creating redundant IPsec VPNs

To use VPN resiliency/redundancy, configure a list of VPN gateways, instead of just one:

<forticlient_configuration>

<vpn>

<ipsecvpn>

<options>

...

</options>

<connections>

<connection>

<name>psk_90_1</name>

<type>manual</type>

<ike_settings>

<prompt_certificate>0</prompt_certificate>

<server>10.10.90.1;ipsecdemo.fortinet.com;172.17.61.143</server>

<redundantsortmethod>1</redundantsortmethod>

...

</ike_settings>

</connection>

</connections>

</ipsecvpn>

</vpn>

</forticlient_configuration>

This is a balanced but incomplete XML configuration fragment. All closing tags are included, but some important elements to complete the IPsec VPN configuration are omitted.

RedundantSortMethod = 1

This XML tag sets the IPsec VPN connection as ping-response-based. The VPN connects to the FortiGate which responds the fastest.

RedundantSortMethod = 0

By default, RedundantSortMethod =0 and the IPsec VPN connection is priority-based. Priority-based configurations try to connect to the FortiGate starting with the first in the list.

</connections>

</sslvpn>

</vpn>

</forticlient_configuration>

This is a balanced but incomplete XML configuration fragment. All closing tags are included, but some important elements to complete the SSL VPN configuration are omitted.

For SSL VPN, all FortiGates must use the same TCP port.

Creating redundant IPsec VPNs

To use VPN resiliency/redundancy, configure a list of VPN gateways, instead of just one:

<forticlient_configuration>

<vpn>

<ipsecvpn>

<options>

...

</options>

<connections>

<connection>

<name>psk_90_1</name>

<type>manual</type>

<ike_settings>

<prompt_certificate>0</prompt_certificate>

<server>10.10.90.1;ipsecdemo.fortinet.com;172.17.61.143</server>

<redundantsortmethod>1</redundantsortmethod>

...

</ike_settings>

</connection>

</connections>

</ipsecvpn>

</vpn>

</forticlient_configuration>

This is a balanced but incomplete XML configuration fragment. All closing tags are included, but some important elements to complete the IPsec VPN configuration are omitted.

RedundantSortMethod = 1

This XML tag sets the IPsec VPN connection as ping-response-based. The VPN connects to the FortiGate which responds the fastest.

RedundantSortMethod = 0

By default, RedundantSortMethod =0 and the IPsec VPN connection is priority-based. Priority-based configurations try to connect to the FortiGate starting with the first in the list.

</connections>

</sslvpn>

</vpn>

</forticlient_configuration>

This is a balanced but incomplete XML configuration fragment. All closing tags are included, but some important elements to complete the SSL VPN configuration are omitted.

For SSL VPN, all FortiGates must use the same TCP port.