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I am running BFD with BGP in a cluster(active/passive) and I am unclear on how to set up a failover of the firewall to the passive peer if BFD fails in order to bring up the BGP peer on other node. Any assitance would be appreciated.

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L7 Applicator

There is no direct way to have BFD or the loss of a BGP peer trigger a failover event for the PA cluster.

 

There are options for defining triggers for failover beyond the built in hardware or HA failures that are automatically detected.  You can add path monitoring so that if the loss of the link or path to your peer happens you can insure failover.  This might be the only proxy I can think of.

 

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/80/pan-os/pan-os/high-availability/define-ha-failover...

 

Your other option is to go Active/Active in the cluster so that both peers are up at all time and set your policy and local pref as needed.

Steve Puluka BSEET - IP Architect - DQE Communications (Metro Ethernet/ISP)
ACE PanOS 6; ACE PanOS 7; ASE 3.0; PSE 7.0 Foundations & Associate in Platform; Cyber Security; Data Center

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L7 Applicator

There is no direct way to have BFD or the loss of a BGP peer trigger a failover event for the PA cluster.

 

There are options for defining triggers for failover beyond the built in hardware or HA failures that are automatically detected.  You can add path monitoring so that if the loss of the link or path to your peer happens you can insure failover.  This might be the only proxy I can think of.

 

https://www.paloaltonetworks.com/documentation/80/pan-os/pan-os/high-availability/define-ha-failover...

 

Your other option is to go Active/Active in the cluster so that both peers are up at all time and set your policy and local pref as needed.

Steve Puluka BSEET - IP Architect - DQE Communications (Metro Ethernet/ISP)
ACE PanOS 6; ACE PanOS 7; ASE 3.0; PSE 7.0 Foundations & Associate in Platform; Cyber Security; Data Center

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