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unknown1020
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backup port in fortigate

friends, what a good day, a question:
Is it possible to configure a backup port in the fortigate?
that is, in the FG I have x ports that are being used and 2 available.
I would like to know if it is possible to configure a backup port in case a port of my LAN A goes down and the backup LAN B port takes over.

Is that possible?

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carlosaleman
Staff
Staff

Obviously I don't know every detail of your network, but take a look at this:

 

https://community.fortinet.com/t5/FortiGate/Technical-Tip-Creating-a-redundant-link/ta-p/196577

 

It might be what your are looking for.

 

Best regards.

Fortigate, VoIP
VinayHM
Staff
Staff

You can go with aggregating the ports (LACP) to achieve redundancy.

Regards,

Vinay HM
npariyar
Staff
Staff

You have two options:  Aggregation and redundancy

 

Link aggregation (IEEE 802.3ad) enables you to bind two or more physical interfaces together to form an aggregated (combined) link. This new link has the bandwidth of all the links combined. If a link in the group fails, traffic is transferred automatically to the remaining interfaces. The only noticeable effect is reduced bandwidth.

 

In a redundant interface, traffic only goes over one interface at any time. This differs from an aggregated interface where traffic goes over all interfaces for increased bandwidth. This difference means redundant interfaces can have more robust configurations with fewer possible points of failure. This is important in a fully-meshed HA configuration.

 

Reference:

https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortigate/7.4.0/administration-guide/567758/aggregation-and-redun...

Niroj Pariyar
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