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Why do we need WAN switch while setting up HA?

I have two ISP's .Can't i terminate it in primary and sec.device in X?

Category: Mid Range Firewalls


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    Hello @Chirag,

    We need a WAN switch so that both the ISPs will work with both the primary and secondary devices. It is absolutely essential for seamless HA functionality that the interfaces that are connected to either device are exactly the same.

    So, we need a WAN switch, so that there are X1 as well as X2 connections on both the devices and we can have WAN failover if necessary whether the primary or the secondary device is active.

    I hope that helps!


    Shipra Sahu

    Technical Support Advisor, Premier Services

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    AjishlalAjishlal Community Legend ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hi @Chirag ,

    WAN switch is most important for the Firewall HA implementation. For your reference please see the below network diagram.

    For the high availability for WAN & LAN switch recommended to add stack switches

    NB: HA does not support Portshield interfaces.

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