Global Protect client showing Gateway name instead of Best Available

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Global Protect client showing Gateway name instead of Best Available

L2 Linker

In my companies environment we have about 12 Gateways. Most of our machines have GP 5.0.8-4 installed. 

With no preferred gateway selected, I've seen a few cases where the GP client shows the gateway it's connected to instead of Best Available. From what I've seen the norm seems to show Best Available and you have to go into the GP client settings to see what Gateway your connected to. Anyone know why it's showing the Gateway instead of Best Available or has anyone else seen this in their environment?





Cyber Elite
Cyber Elite

Normally GP Agent connects to the gateway which has  fastest SSL connection time.

So This can be one of the reasons.


You can try one of below things

Also On agent You can put the preferred gateway at the top.

Last thing you can also modify registry setting  for GP to add the preferred  gateway there.




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L7 Applicator

Take a look to see if any of your gateways are set to manual in the portal/agent/configs.

If you have manual selected for any gateway then they will appear in the drop down list.


I am using 5.2.4 and not even showing best available, but when set to manual they appear.

on ios i still see best available if none are set to manual.

L7 Applicator

To confirm... 


we have 8 gateways,  only one is set to manual. (GW6) if this gateway is auto selected by GP client then it shows as Gateway name in the client.




If the GP client connects to one of the other 7....



if no manual Gateway is set in config....





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