Users are able to configure a cluster level failover IP, which will be set only on primary node. This failover IP can only be set on current primary node through the CLI. It should be in the same subnet of the port’s local IP. Clients, such as FortiGates, should point to the failover IP in order to use the HA functionality. When a failover occurs, failover IP will be applied on new primary node.
The primary and secondary node local IP will be kept locally during failover.
Here is an example to set a failover IP for port1.
Port 1 IPv6 IP: 2620:101:9005:69::145/64 MAC: 14:18:77:52:37:72
Port 2 IPv4 IP: 126.96.36.199/24 MAC: 14:18:77:52:37:73
Port 3 IPv4 IP: 192.168.199.145/24 MAC: 14:18:77:52:37:74
IPv4 Default Gateway: 172.16.69.1
> hc-settings -sc -tM -n145 -cdemo-cluster -p1234 -iport2
The unit was successfully configured.
> hc-settings -si -iport1 -a172.16.69.160/24
> hc-settings -l
Authentication Code: 1234