Robin Svanberg wrote:
Is there an easy way to promote or change HA roles from SLAVE to MASTER in Fortigate (800c) 2 nodes HA failover cluster, within Fortigate gui or cmd commands/configuration?
Per default (If you haven´t enabled device priority override") the HA Master election is based on the following:
1. Monitored port
2. System Uptime, the one that has been up for the longest time
3. Unit Priority, the one with the highest priority is master
4. Serialnumber, the highest serial number is master
The easiest way is to reset the uptime on the master by running the command "diagnose sys ha reset-uptime". If you change the priority a failover will not occur.
If you have enabled device priority override the system uptime isn´t part of the election and it will in that case use the Unit priority number.
A reboot of the primary unit will also cause a failover :) But if you have enabled device priority override the unit with the highest priority will be the master when it´s back online.
I didn't enabled device priority override. So, if I just execute "diagnose sys ha reset-uptime" in cmd shell, that will do the trick. Cause I'm on the MASTER node by default in HA failover cluster.
Or I'm must go first on Master node by executing commands:
# get system ha status
ses_pickup: enable, ses_pickup_delay=disable
Master:130 CWa01 FG800Cxxxxxxxxx7 1
Slave :140 CWb01 FG800Cxxxxxxxxx9 0
number of vcluster: 1
vcluster 1: work 169.254.0.2
Slave :1 FG800Cxxxxxxxxx9
# exec ha manage 1
# diagnose sys ha reset-uptime
Please confirm right procedure ...
As you can see, node which I want to promote to MASTER, has alredy higher priority (140) ...