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Virtual Inline Mode and High-Availability

Dec 27, 2012

Virtual Inline mode can be used in a high availability (HA) configuration. The below figure shows a simple HA deployment. In virtual inline mode, a pair of appliances acts as one virtual appliance. Router configuration is the same for an HA pair as with a single appliance, except that the Virtual IP address of the HA pair, not the IP address of an individual appliance, is used in the router configuration tables. In this example, the local appliances must use default virtual inline configuration (Return to Ethernet Sender).

Figure 1. High-availability Example