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The article explains the best practices for Interface monitoring (port monitoring) in FGCP high availability.

Fortinet suggests the following practices related to interface monitoring (also called port monitoring):
- Wait until a cluster is up and running and all interfaces are connected before enabling interface monitoring.

A monitored interface can easily become disconnected during initial setup and cause failovers to occur before the cluster is fully configured and tested.
- Monitor interfaces connected to networks that process high priority traffic so that the cluster maintains connections to these networks if a failure occurs.
- Avoid configuring interface monitoring for all interfaces.
- Supplement interface monitoring with remote link failover.

Configure remote link failover to maintain packet flow if a link not directly connected to a cluster unit (for example, between a switch connected to a cluster interface and the network) fails.