Example 1 – CARP with two firewalls

This is probably the most common deployment scenario in which CARP is involved. There are two common deployment scenarios you could employ for a two firewall setup in which one firewall is designated as the failover. Both of them involve a single virtual IP for the LAN interface, separate actual IPs for each LAN interface, and the LAN interface on each firewall connecting to a switch on the LAN side. Allocating additional IP addresses for the LAN is not a problem, since these are private addresses. The WAN side poses a problem. The WAN interface of a firewall would normally be connected directly to our modem (or whatever other internet connectivity device we have) and the WAN interface would be assigned ...

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