About hardware failover configuration
Configuring hardware failover entails:
- On the primary system, configuring and generating a failover archive to deploy on the failover unit
- If not using Smoothwall Filter and Firewall hardware appliances, installing the Smoothwall onto the failover unit and deploying the failover archive
- If using Smoothwall Filter and Firewall hardware appliances, connecting to the failover unit via SSH, running the setup program and deploying the failover archive
Note: A heartbeat interface must exist on the primary system for failover to work. For a detailed description of how to configure this.