07-26-2022 01:40 AM - edited 07-26-2022 02:17 AM
I have a case, where we have configured two site-to-site VPN connections to our partner's primary and backup datacenters. Both tunnels are policy-based IPsec VPNs with Proxy-IDs configured and both use the same local/remote inner IP addresses. This is a single ISP/single virtual router environment.
For example this is a sample config of two Proxy-IDs in one tunnel:
Now exact same proxy ID configuration is present in second tunnel as well. My question is, how do we make tunnel1 preferred egress point for outgoing packet flow and how do we implement failover to tunnel2, in case tunnel1:proxyid sub-tunnels go down?
I can't use any routing solutions or tunnel monitor as it's a policy-based VPN. There are no routes regarding those remote networks and also tunnels have no IP addresses configured for themselves.
ADD: Maybe there is a mechanism in PAN-OS similar to reverse-route in IOS, that can inject routes based on proxy IDs? That could solve the problem with variable AD or metric per route injection.
07-27-2022 10:57 AM
I would use metrics on the routes. Make the less preferred route metric 10000. This way the traffic will follow the preferred tunnel unless its down then take the less preferred tunnel.
07-29-2022 12:43 AM
Thank you for the reply. Currently I have no routes associated with these connections. That's why I was wondering if there is anything like reverse-route from Cisco world, to inject static routes from P2 selectors (ACLs in that case) that can be manipulated with metrics etc. If not, what is the correct way to apply a static route over policy-based tunnel in PAN-OS? As tunnel itself has no IP address, I assume egress interface should be used as a next hop. Each configured Proxy ID is represented as a sub-tunnel with naming of IPsec_Tunnel_Name:ProxyID_Name, that is not visible in PAN-OS web management. Can static routes be pointed to just an "outer" IPsec tunnel name?
07-29-2022 02:45 AM
You must redirect IPSec traffic throught to tunnel with staticly or PBF metod. Static routing with different metrics should be work.
But if you want to use PBF with tunnel monitor profile which monitoring remote Phase-2 site IP, you should use different zone between IPSec tunnels.
Check this kb for dual redundant IPSec,
07-29-2022 11:32 AM
You will need routes to send traffic down the tunnel.
08-02-2022 03:14 AM
Thank you for your input.
I've added static routes and traffic flows correctly. Looks like once static route points to tunnel interface associated with policy based IPsec tunnel, then traffic correctly flows through appropriate proxy ID sub-tunnels based on destination prefix. ICMP is successful and packet encaps/decaps increase accordingly.
However my problem with failover still persists. If primary IPsec tunnel goes down, static routes are not withdrawn from routing table and traffic effectively gets blackholed. Since "outer" associated tunnel has no IP address, I'm unable to configure tunnel monitoring or path monitoring for static routes. There is no source IP address available to source ICMP from.
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