IP Sec VPN Failover Paloalto FW – Cisco IOS

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IP Sec VPN Failover Paloalto FW – Cisco IOS

L1 Bithead



How to configure a backup VPN?

The main VPN configured and worked, path monitoring worked Screenshot_9.jpg


Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite
a 'clean' (but not the only) solution is to put the second ISP on a separate VirtualRouter and configure the second tunnel on that VR. Then use PBF to direct traffic inside the tunnel https://knowledgebase.paloaltonetworks.com/KCSArticleDetail?id=kA10g000000ClFiCAK
Tom Piens
PANgurus - Strata specialist; config reviews, policy optimization

L4 Transporter

@Tarczynski-SA , you can create a secondary tunnel and add route of remote LAN with higher metric through that tunnel. you need to have tunnel monitoring enabled in primary to remove the primary static route from the routing table, so once the primary tunnel is down, the route willl be trough secondary tunnel, and the tunnel will come up.

I configured the second tunnel and add on VR new route with metric 20, it looks like:

main route tunnel5 metric 5

backup route tunnel6 metric 20


How to Configure Tunnel monitor?

Tunnel monitor to configure on main tunnel?

What insert to Destination IP?


Ip address interface Tunnel 5 

Ip address interface Tunnel 6

and Tunnel monitor

Or it is wrong? 



@Tarczynski-SA , You need to configure tunnel monitor on main tunnel. Destination IP can be any pingable IP reachable through tunnel(IP at cisco side). Please note that the source of this monitor ping will be tunnel IP, make sure this communication is added in proxy ID ( to destination). Monitor profile should be 'fail-over'.


Follow this document for tunnel monitor configuration,


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