Monday, November 3, 2014

HA with different revision hardware

There may come a time when you have rev.1 and rev.2 hardware of a particular platform that you're trying to form an HA cluster with. To successfully accomplish this you need to tell the firewall to ignore the difference in hardware revision.

In FortiOS 4.3 and earlier:
config system global
set ignore-hardware-revision enable

In FortiOS 5.0 and later:
exec ha ignore-hardware-revision enable
exec ha ignore-hardware-revision status