I swapped out my single Fortigate 100D at home a while back for a cluster of two in active/passive, as part of this migration, that I have written about before I needed to terminate any DHCP or PPPoE interfaces on a different piece of kit than the clustered firewalls. I have had this in the […]
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This info is quite hard to come across and Fortigate don’t have it in their GUI from FortiOS v5.0+, SSH into your Fortigate’s CLI and enter the following (it can be done on both software aggregated and standard interfaces): config system interface edit [interfacename] set mtu-override enable set mtu 9208 end end Confirm your MTU […]
Fairly straight forward this time, you’ve configured your MTU/jumbo frames to be 9000 on your client and destination devices (say a laptop/desktop/server/san/nas) and on ALL your switching devices in between – you’ve done that right? ;) Why not follow @mylesagray on Twitter for more like this!
I recently rebuilt my lab and added 2x new ESXi hosts, I re-used my old single host in the process which I upgraded from ESXi 5.5 to 6.0 and patched to the same level as the new hosts. Everything was working as expected until it came for the time to enable HA. My old host […]
Multi-NIC vMotion is a no-brainer configuration for performance: Faster maintenance mode operations Better DRS load balance operations Overall reduction in lead time of a manual vMotion process. It was introduced in vSphere 5.0 and has improved in v5.5 – so let’s get into how to configure it (we’ll be using the vSphere Web Client because […]
I recently set up 2x Fortigate 200B units to run in HA Active/Active mode, this posed a number of challenges: HA doesn’t work if any interfaces use PPPoE or have an address assigned via DHCP How do I effectively split our network communications between both units? Challenge 1 The main problem was that both the […]
Netgear for some reason believe that ReadyNAS models that aren’t the “Pro” line don’t require network teaming across both their ethernet ports, so you have 2 network ports on your NAS, you’ve got your jumbo frames on and you want to configure load balancing/failover via the 2 interfaces. Of course the ReadyNAS is based on […]