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ClusterXL - BFD (Bidirectional Forwarding Detection)

We have tried to enable BFD support between a Cluster (ClusterXL) and a ThirdParty.

While this seems to work well for non-clusters, when setup on a cluster, it is using the physical IP for the active cluster member instead of the VIP. The third party has our VIP defined on their side.

Does anyone know how to force BFD to use the VIP configured on a clustered gateway? 

The gateway are currently running R80.20 with plans to upgrade to R80.30 by months end.

 

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Re: ClusterXL - BFD (Bidirectional Forwarding Detection)

Hi,

 

I am not sure, but...

 

As the admin guide for R80.30 describes, i don't think you cannot configure the VIP for this. The admin guide describes the following:

 

From R80.20, the Gaia OS supports Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD). See RFC 5880 and RFC 5881 for more information.

In a ClusterXL High Availability mode, only the Active member sends and accepts BFD packets.

ClusterXL Standby cluster members do not send or accept BFD packets. They treat all their peer cluster members as reachable.

 

Regards,

 

Jelle

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