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VMWare fault-tolerance on virtual gateway

Hello,

I have a single virtual gateway (Running R80.10) in routed mode on VMware vSphere 6.0. I would like to enable VMware virtual machine Fault-Tolerance, but the option to enable the feature is grayed out when I right-click the virtual gateway. Any particular reason why this option is grayed out?

Thank you!

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Vladimir
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Re: VMWare fault-tolerance on virtual gateway

Do you have any other VMs in Fault Tolerant mode on your vSphere cluster?

It would be a good idea to verify that your environment is compliant with Fault Tolerance Requirements, Limits, and Licensing 

I am not certain as to Check Point's policy towards relying on 3rd party high availability solutions, may be someone from the company can chime in on the subject.

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Re: VMWare fault-tolerance on virtual gateway

Hi Vlad,

Yes, we have other VMs using fault tolerance. Licensing is not an issue. I called Checkpoint support and I was told that this VMWare feature is supported. Just trying to find out why I can’t enable it.

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Admin
Admin

Re: VMWare fault-tolerance on virtual gateway

Are you using this with NSX or not?

If you're using vSEC as a Service VM, you cannot use it with Fault Tolerance.

See here: ATRG: vSEC for VMware NSX 

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Re: VMWare fault-tolerance on virtual gateway

I'm not using it with NSX. It is simply being used as a perimeter firewall between two internal networks.

Tony S.

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Vladimir
Pearl

Re: VMWare fault-tolerance on virtual gateway

Please check that the VMDirectPath I/O is not enabled for this VM.

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Re: VMWare fault-tolerance on virtual gateway

Hello Vladimir,

Good advice as VMDirectPath I/) disables the fault tolerance feature. Thanks

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Vladimir
Pearl

Re: VMWare fault-tolerance on virtual gateway

Happy it was helpful. Please mark it so if you haven't done it yet.

Cheers,

Vladimir

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