Installing a Secondary vGW Security VM for High Availability

To install a secondary vGW Security VM for high availability (HA), you build another one from the original vGW Security VM. vGW Series clones the original vGW Security VM to create the standby one for HA.

HA for the vGW Security VM differs from HA for the vGW Security Design VM in the following ways:

However, like vGW Security Design VM, vGW Series does not rebuild the original vGW Security VM from the secondary VM.

To clone the existing, primary vGW Security VM:

  1. Select Settings > Security Settings > Security VM Settings.
  2. Click the row for the vGW Security VM that you want to duplicate.
  3. In the High Availability pane, click Configure.
  4. Enter information for the secondary vGW Security VM. Specify the appropriate IP address information, management network, and data store location.
  5. Click Configure.

Note: It is not as important to have backups of vGW Security VMs as it is for the vGW Security Design VM. You can deploy new vGW Security VMs from the templates if necessary.

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