setup HA Cluster Fortigate 500E

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here a to-do list to setup an HA Active-Passive Cluster Fortigate with 2 FortiGate-500E:

  1. Connect to mgmt interface on each FortiGate, DHCP on your laptop and go to https://192.168.1.99
  2. User: admin Password: blank
  3. CHANGE the PASSWORD!!!
  4. Set an ip on outside interface on both Firewalls
  5. Register appliances on https://support.fortinet.com
  6. Reserve an additional port (copper or fiber) in addition to the HA port.
  7. Cable HA ports like the example:
  8. Build the HA on Master node under System > HA menu:
  9. Build the HA on Slave node under System > HA menu:
  10. Check HA status in console: get system ha status

EXTRA DESIGN
In a datacenter scenario you may have a stretched vlans across two sites. We use two HA links: one in a Heartbeat vlan in the Datacenter Backbone and one in a Heartbeat vpls link in our MPLS network.

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