Virtual firewall in HA with failover ip`s?

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L1 Bithead

Virtual firewall in HA with failover ip`s?

Hello, good morning.

 

I have a virtual firewall vm-300

 

I'm considering setting up the firewall in HA.

 

But the company where I have the dedicated servers does not offer me floating ip`s.

But they do offer failover ip's.

It is possible to mount a HA, with failover 's  ip's?

 

There is some other alternative that you can recommend to me to avoid having a single point of failure.

 

Thank you very much

L7 Applicator

Re: Virtual firewall in HA with failover ip`s?

@baron1234,

What exactly would be the end goal of having HA on these firewalls? Usually when you are hosting firewalls within a hosting enviroment there is very little reason to actually configure the firewalls in HA. 

L1 Bithead

Re: Virtual firewall in HA with failover ip`s?

Hello. Behind this firewall there will be services that must have an availability of 99.9%.

 

The virtual firewall is mounted on the KVM hypervisor and it is mounted on CentOS.

 

I am concerned that if the server hardware, or the CentOS or the KVM or the Virtual firewall itself fails, I will be unavailable for service...

 

That's why I want to set up a HA, so I can continue to provide service.

 

Thanks

L7 Applicator

Re: Virtual firewall in HA with failover ip`s?

@baron1234,

The failover IPs would function in an HA Active/Active configuration. Since the firewall would still have seperate interface IPs you would not be ablve to utilize Active/Passive configuration. 

 

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