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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

Setting up a FortiAnalyzer HA cluster example

You can configure two or more FortiAnalyzer units in a High Availability (HA) cluster to provide real-time redundancy in case a primary unit fails. High Availability clusters also alleviate the load on the primary unit by using secondary units for processes such as running reports.

The following is an overview of how to configure FortiAnalyzer units in an HA cluster:

  1. Go to System Settings > HA.
  2. Set the Operation Mode of the primary unit to High Availability.
  3. Configure the settings for the primary unit.
  4. Configure the settings for the secondary units.
Note

All the units must:

  • Be of the same FortiAnalyzer series
  • Be visible on the network
  • Run in the same operation mode: Analyzer or Collector
To configure the primary unit in an HA cluster:
  1. Go to System Settings > HA.
  2. Set the Operation Mode to High Availability
  3. Set the Preferred Role to Primary.
  4. Configure the Cluster Virtual IP settings:
    Interface

    Select the interface to be used as the clustered Virtual IP.

    IP Address

    Type the IP address to be used by the HA cluster to provide redundancy.

  5. In the Peer IP and Peer SN box, type the Peer IP and Peer SN for each secondary unit. The maximum is three units.
  6. Type the Group Name, Group ID, and Password. These settings must be the same for all the units in the cluster.
  7. Click Apply.
To configure secondary units in an HA cluster:
  1. Set the Preferred Role to Secondary.
  2. Configure the Cluster Virtual IP settings with the HA cluster's Interface and IP Address.
    Interface

    Select the interface being used by the cluster as the Virtual IP.

    IP Address

    Type the IP address being used by the cluster to provide redundancy.

  3. In the Peer IP and Peer SN box, type the Peer IP and Peer SN for the primary unit and each secondary unit.
  4. Type the Group Name, Group ID, and Password. These settings must be the same for all the units in the cluster.
  5. Click Apply.

Setting up a FortiAnalyzer HA cluster example

You can configure two or more FortiAnalyzer units in a High Availability (HA) cluster to provide real-time redundancy in case a primary unit fails. High Availability clusters also alleviate the load on the primary unit by using secondary units for processes such as running reports.

The following is an overview of how to configure FortiAnalyzer units in an HA cluster:

  1. Go to System Settings > HA.
  2. Set the Operation Mode of the primary unit to High Availability.
  3. Configure the settings for the primary unit.
  4. Configure the settings for the secondary units.
Note

All the units must:

  • Be of the same FortiAnalyzer series
  • Be visible on the network
  • Run in the same operation mode: Analyzer or Collector
To configure the primary unit in an HA cluster:
  1. Go to System Settings > HA.
  2. Set the Operation Mode to High Availability
  3. Set the Preferred Role to Primary.
  4. Configure the Cluster Virtual IP settings:
    Interface

    Select the interface to be used as the clustered Virtual IP.

    IP Address

    Type the IP address to be used by the HA cluster to provide redundancy.

  5. In the Peer IP and Peer SN box, type the Peer IP and Peer SN for each secondary unit. The maximum is three units.
  6. Type the Group Name, Group ID, and Password. These settings must be the same for all the units in the cluster.
  7. Click Apply.
To configure secondary units in an HA cluster:
  1. Set the Preferred Role to Secondary.
  2. Configure the Cluster Virtual IP settings with the HA cluster's Interface and IP Address.
    Interface

    Select the interface being used by the cluster as the Virtual IP.

    IP Address

    Type the IP address being used by the cluster to provide redundancy.

  3. In the Peer IP and Peer SN box, type the Peer IP and Peer SN for the primary unit and each secondary unit.
  4. Type the Group Name, Group ID, and Password. These settings must be the same for all the units in the cluster.
  5. Click Apply.