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FortiGate-7000F Handbook

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Primary FortiGate-7000F selection with override enabled

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

  • set-as-master/set-as-slave
  • At least one active FPM
  • Failed FIMs
  • Failed monitored interfaces
  • Failed FPMs
  • Device priority
  • Age
  • Serial number

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

Primary FortiGate-7000F selection with override enabled

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

  • set-as-master/set-as-slave
  • At least one active FPM
  • Failed FIMs
  • Failed monitored interfaces
  • Failed FPMs
  • Device priority
  • Age
  • Serial number

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