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Is there any traffic impact when switching primary and secondary Fortigate ?

Hello,

My primary Fortigate needs to be upgraded and therefore I need to toggle all traffic onto my secondary device (which will then become the primary one).

My HA is in active-passive mode but I'm a bit worried that there will be some traffic impact for our customers if I don't switch the devices first.

Do you confirm that some impact could happen if my primary Forti goes down or there won't be none ? And how much time will the upgrade take (from 7.2.0 to 7.2.2) approximatively ?


Thank you in advance,

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Hello,
My primary FortiGate needs to be upgraded and therefore I need to toggle all traffic onto my secondary device (which will then become the primary one).

You would need to upgrade the both units , HA doesn't work with FortiGate's on different versions (they will not sync)

Here is the how the upgrade happens on HA cluster
https://docs.fortinet.com/document/fortigate/6.2.0/cookbook/247944/upgrading-fortigates-in-an-ha-cluster

With Regards,

Lovepreet Singh Dhillon

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