Floating mangement IP for firewall

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deepak12
L3 Networker

Floating mangement IP for firewall

Hi All,

Can we setup floating management IP so that I can always login to active device ?

 

We do have option by setting management profile for interface, but looking for an option if we can set it up via management interface .

 

Thanks 

OwenFuller
L4 Transporter

I don't think there's a way to do an actual floating VIP on the management interfaces.  However, you can enable a management profile on another interface (such as your main inside LAN interface, or an interface you setup specifically for this purpose).  You can then use this address to login to whichever device is active.

deepak12
L3 Networker

@OwenFuller 

 

Thanks for confirmation .

 

Thanks 

BPry
Cyber Elite

@deepak12,

Is this just for ease of use for the GUI/CLI or for automation? If it's for automation, you can actually utilize the API call below to show the high-availability state result. Once you have the result it's just as simple as parsing the result to determine the peers HA state, and then you can pass your automation calls to the active peer. 

https://firewall/api/?type=op&cmd=<show><high-availability><state></state></high-availability></show>&key=myfirewallkey

 

If this isn't for automation and you simply want to have an easy way of only ever hitting the active unit, you don't have any other option outside of setting up an interface management profile as mentioned by @OwenFuller.  

deepak12
L3 Networker

@BPry ,

Yeah , i was asking for automaton prospective .

i will use script to validate HA status.

Thanks

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