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Deploying auto scaling on GCP

You can deploy FortiGate virtual machines (VMs) to support Auto Scaling on Google Cloud Platform ( GCP).

Multiple FortiGate-VM instances can form an Auto Scaling group (ASG) to provide highly efficient clustering at times of high workloads. FortiGate-VM instances will be scaled out automatically according to predefined workload levels. Auto Scaling is achieved by using FortiGate-native high availability (HA) features such as config-sync, which synchronizes operating system (OS) configurations across multiple FortiGate-VM instances at the time of scale-out events.

FortiGate Autoscale for GCP is available with FortiOS 6.2.3 for On-Demand (PAYG) instances.

The standard deployment contains the following:

  • A highly available architecture that spans two Availability Zones (AZs)
  • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with public and private subnets
  • Cloud NAT
  • An external facing network load balancer.
  • An internal facing network load balancer.
  • Cloud Functions, which runs Fortinet-provided scripts for running Auto Scaling. Functions are used to handle cluster creation and failover management
  • A Firestore database which stores Autoscaling configuration such as master and slave IP addresses. Firestore is a nosql database hosted on Google Cloud Platform.
  • A managed instance group and an instance template.

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Deploying auto scaling on GCP

You can deploy FortiGate virtual machines (VMs) to support Auto Scaling on Google Cloud Platform ( GCP).

Multiple FortiGate-VM instances can form an Auto Scaling group (ASG) to provide highly efficient clustering at times of high workloads. FortiGate-VM instances will be scaled out automatically according to predefined workload levels. Auto Scaling is achieved by using FortiGate-native high availability (HA) features such as config-sync, which synchronizes operating system (OS) configurations across multiple FortiGate-VM instances at the time of scale-out events.

FortiGate Autoscale for GCP is available with FortiOS 6.2.3 for On-Demand (PAYG) instances.

The standard deployment contains the following:

  • A highly available architecture that spans two Availability Zones (AZs)
  • A virtual private cloud (VPC) configured with public and private subnets
  • Cloud NAT
  • An external facing network load balancer.
  • An internal facing network load balancer.
  • Cloud Functions, which runs Fortinet-provided scripts for running Auto Scaling. Functions are used to handle cluster creation and failover management
  • A Firestore database which stores Autoscaling configuration such as master and slave IP addresses. Firestore is a nosql database hosted on Google Cloud Platform.
  • A managed instance group and an instance template.