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High Availability

Some of our Netgate customers may be seeking to purchase our security gateways with the intention of configuring them as high availability (HA) pairs. This is done in our new store a little differently than our previous store. Below we will provide you with two instruction sets as to how a customer would purchase their desired high availability pairs for our 1U rack systems.

XG-1537/XG-1541:

The Netgate XG-1537 and XG-1541 can be configured in an HA pair by following these steps: 

  1. Visit the XG-1537 or XG-1541 product pages
  2. Select your desired  “Base” or “Max” model
  3. Choose your various “Expansion Card” and “Software Support” options
  4. After making your dropdown selections you will need to change your quantity to “2”
  5. Add them to your cart
  6. Proceed to checkout
  7. On the payment screen at checkout under “Order Note” section type “Configure as HA pair”. This will instruct our build room to pre-configure your HA pair for you.

 

To learn how to configure your pfSense Plus software for high availability use you can view our documentation here.


XG-7100 1U:

The Netgate
XG-7100 1U can be configured in an HA pair by following these steps: 

  1. Visit the XG-7100 1U product pages
  2. Select your desired “Base” or “Max” model
  3. You must add an Expansion card to achieve HA functions. To make an “Expansion Card” selection choose of one of the following*:
    1. DIY Expansion Riser (requires adding your own cards)
    2. 4-Port 1 GbE Card with PCIe kit
    3. 2-Port 10 GbE SFP+ Card with PCIe kit
    4. 4-Port 10 GbE SFP+ Card with PCIe kit
  4. Select your desired “Power Cord” option
  5. Select your desired “Software Support” option
  6. After making your dropdown selections you will need to change your quantity to “2”
  7. Add them to your cart
  8. Proceed to checkout
  9. On the payment screen at checkout under “Order Note” section type “Configure as HA pair”. This will instruct our build room to pre-configure your HA pair for you.

To learn how to configure your pfSense Plus software for high availability use you can view our documentation here.

If you have any questions regarding your high availability purchase feel free to contact us at sales@netgate.com


*The Netgate XG-7100 1U is not capable of being used as a high availability pair without selecting some form of “Expansion Card”. You will not be able to configure high availability if you select “None” as the “Expansion Card” dropdown.