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To configure VRRP you must configure two or more FortiGate interfaces or routers with the same virtual router ID and IP address. Then these FortiGates or routers can automatically join the same VRRP domain. You must also assign priorities to each of the FortiGate interfaces or routers in the VRRP domain. One of the FortiGate interfaces or routers must have the highest priority to become the primary router. The other FortiGates or routers in the domain are assigned lower priorities and become backups. All of the routers in the VRRP domain should have different priorities. If the primary router fails, VRRP automatically fails over to the router in the domain with the next highest priority.

You configure VRRP from the FortiGate CLI by adding a VRRP virtual router to a FortiGate interface. You can add VRRP virtual routers to multiple FortiGate interfaces and you can add more than one virtual router to the same interface.

FortiOS supports VRRP with IPv6. You can add a VRRP virtual router to any FortiGate interface. You can also add IPv4 and IPv6 virtual routers to the same interface.

To configure VRRP you must configure two or more FortiGate interfaces or routers with the same virtual router ID and IP address. Then these FortiGates or routers can automatically join the same VRRP domain. You must also assign priorities to each of the FortiGate interfaces or routers in the VRRP domain. One of the FortiGate interfaces or routers must have the highest priority to become the primary router. The other FortiGates or routers in the domain are assigned lower priorities and become backups. All of the routers in the VRRP domain should have different priorities. If the primary router fails, VRRP automatically fails over to the router in the domain with the next highest priority.

You configure VRRP from the FortiGate CLI by adding a VRRP virtual router to a FortiGate interface. You can add VRRP virtual routers to multiple FortiGate interfaces and you can add more than one virtual router to the same interface.

FortiOS supports VRRP with IPv6. You can add a VRRP virtual router to any FortiGate interface. You can also add IPv4 and IPv6 virtual routers to the same interface.