Gateway Monitoring for High Availability

Overview

Avi Vantage supports health monitoring of the first-hop gateway connected to Avi Service Engines (SEs). ICMP echo packets are used for the health monitoring.

Gateway health monitoring is performed for both active and standby Avi SEs.

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Enabling Gateway Health Monitoring

Gateway health monitoring is a part of the cloud configuration. When the monitoring IP address is provided, the SE groups in HA within a particular group will perform the gateway health monitoring.

You can also configure monitoring for multiple gateways. This is typically used in a two-armed deployment where the first-hop gateway used for front-end and back-end connections are different.

When a failure is detected in one of the gateways, a virtual service switchover is triggered.

UI

  1. Navigate to Infrastructure > Clouds.
  2. Click on the edit icon next to the name of the cloud to modify the cloud configuration.
  3. Click on Gateway Monitor.
  4. Click on Create.
  5. Enter the gateway information, including IP address, and click on Save.

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CLI

Use the gateway_mon command to configure monitoring for a specific gateway IP address.

Example: :> configure vrfcontext global
vrfcontext> gateway_mon 192.168.1.10