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Administration Guide

Creating redundant IPsec VPNs

To use VPN resiliency/redundancy, configure a list of FortiGate or EMS IP/FQDN servers, 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. It includes all closing tags, but omits some important elements to complete the IPsec VPN configuration.

RedundantSortMethod = 1

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

RedundantSortMethod = 0

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

</connection>

</connections>

</sslvpn>

</vpn>

</forticlient_configuration>

This is a balanced but incomplete XML configuration fragment. It includes all closing tags, but omits some important elements to complete the SSL VPN configuration.

For SSL VPN, all FortiGate or EMS units must use the same TCP port.

Creating redundant IPsec VPNs

To use VPN resiliency/redundancy, configure a list of FortiGate or EMS IP/FQDN servers, 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. It includes all closing tags, but omits some important elements to complete the IPsec VPN configuration.

RedundantSortMethod = 1

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

RedundantSortMethod = 0

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

</connection>

</connections>

</sslvpn>

</vpn>

</forticlient_configuration>

This is a balanced but incomplete XML configuration fragment. It includes all closing tags, but omits some important elements to complete the SSL VPN configuration.

For SSL VPN, all FortiGate or EMS units must use the same TCP port.