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FortiGate-7000 Handbook

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Primary FortiGate-7000 selection with override enabled

With override enabled, FortiGate-7000 FGCP selects the primary FortiGate-7000 based on standard FGCP primary unit selection with override enabled and also accounting for the number of failed FPMs. The selection sequence is:

  • At least one active FPM
  • Failed monitored interfaces
  • Failed FPMs
  • Device priority
  • Age
  • Serial number

Enabling override and adjusting the device priority means that the FortiGate-7000 with the highest device priority becomes the primary FortiGate-7000 as long as monitored interfaces are not configured and no monitored interface has become disconnected and both FortiGate-7000s have the same number of failed FPMs. Enabling override causes the cluster to negotiate more often to make sure that the FortiGate-7000 with the highest device priority always becomes the primary FortiGate-7000.

Primary FortiGate-7000 selection with override enabled

With override enabled, FortiGate-7000 FGCP selects the primary FortiGate-7000 based on standard FGCP primary unit selection with override enabled and also accounting for the number of failed FPMs. The selection sequence is:

  • At least one active FPM
  • Failed monitored interfaces
  • Failed FPMs
  • Device priority
  • Age
  • Serial number

Enabling override and adjusting the device priority means that the FortiGate-7000 with the highest device priority becomes the primary FortiGate-7000 as long as monitored interfaces are not configured and no monitored interface has become disconnected and both FortiGate-7000s have the same number of failed FPMs. Enabling override causes the cluster to negotiate more often to make sure that the FortiGate-7000 with the highest device priority always becomes the primary FortiGate-7000.