GlobalProtect Multiple Gateway Configuration

In GlobalProtect Multiple Gateway Topology, a second external gateway has been added to the configuration. Multiple gateways are supported in all of the preceding example configurations. Additional steps include configuring a second firewall as a GlobalProtect gateway. In addition, when configuring the client configurations to be deployed by the portal you can decide whether to allow access to all gateways, or specify different gateways for different configurations.
GlobalProtect Multiple Gateway Topology
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If a client configuration contains more than one gateway, the agent will attempt to connect to all gateways listed in its client configuration. The agent will then use priority and response time as to determine the gateway to which to connect. The agent connects to a lower priority gateway only if the response time for the higher priority gateway is greater than the average response time across all gateways. For more information, see Gateway Priority in a Multiple Gateway Configuration.
  1. Create Interfaces and Zones for GlobalProtect.
    In this configuration, you must set up interfaces on each firewall hosting a gateway.
    Use the default virtual router for all interface configurations to avoid having to create inter-zone routing.
    On the firewall hosting the portal/gateway (gw1):
    • Select NetworkInterfacesEthernet and configure ethernet1/2 as a Layer 3 Ethernet interface with IP address 198.51.100.42 and assign it to the l3-untrust security zone and the default virtual router.
    • Create a DNS “A” record that maps IP address 198.51.100.42 to gp1.acme.com.
    • Select NetworkInterfacesTunnel and add the tunnel.2 interface and add it to a new zone called corp-vpn. Assign it to the default virtual router.
    • Enable User Identification on the corp-vpn zone.
    On the firewall hosting the second gateway (gw2):
    • Select NetworkInterfacesEthernet and configure ethernet1/5 as a Layer 3 Ethernet interface with IP address 192.0.2.4 and assign it to the l3-untrust security zone and the default virtual router.
    • Create a DNS “A” record that maps IP address 192.0.2.4 to gp2.acme.com.
    • Select NetworkInterfacesTunnel and add the tunnel.1 interface and add it to a new zone called corp-vpn. Assign it to the default virtual router.
    • Enable User Identification on the corp-vpn zone.
  2. Purchase and install a GlobalProtect subscription on each gateway if you have users who will be using the GlobalProtect app on their mobile devices or if you plan to use HIP-enabled security policy.
    After you purchase the GlobalProtect subscription and receive your activation code, install the license on the firewall hosting the portal as follows:
    1. Select DeviceLicenses.
    2. Select Activate feature using authorization code.
    3. When prompted, enter the Authorization Code and then click OK.
    4. Verify that the license was successfully activated.
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  3. On each firewall hosting a GlobalProtect gateway, create security policy.
    This configuration requires policy rules to enable traffic flow between the corp-vpn zone and the l3-trust zone to enable access to your internal resources (PoliciesSecurity).
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  4. Obtain server certificates for the interfaces hosting your GlobalProtect portal and each of your GlobalProtect gateways using the following recommendations:
    On each firewall hosting a portal/gateway or gateway, select DeviceCertificate ManagementCertificates to manage certificates as follows:
    • Obtain a server certificate for the portal/gw1. Because the portal and the gateway are on the same interface you must use the same server certificate. The CN of the certificate must match the FQDN, gp1.acme.com. To enable clients to connect to the portal without receiving certificate errors, use a server certificate from a public CA.
    • Obtain a server certificate for the interface hosting gw2. Because this interface hosts a gateway only you can use a self-signed certificate. The CN of the certificate must match the FQDN, gp2.acme.com.
  5. Define how you will authenticate users to the portal and the gateways.
    You can use any combination of certificate profiles and/or authentication profiles as necessary to ensure the security for your portal and gateways. Portals and individual gateways can also use different authentication schemes. See the following sections for step-by-step instructions:
    You will then need to reference the certificate profile and/or authentication profiles you defined in the portal and gateway configurations you define.
  6. Configure the gateways.
    This example shows the configuration for gp1 and gp2 shown in GlobalProtect Multiple Gateway Topology. (See Configure a GlobalProtect Gateway for step-by-step instructions on creating the gateway configurations.)
    On the firewall hosting gp1, select NetworkGlobalProtectGateways and configure the gateway settings as follows:
    Interfaceethernet1/2
    IP Address198.51.100.42
    Server CertificateGP1-server-cert.pem issued by GoDaddy
    Tunnel Interfacetunnel.2
    IP Pool10.31.32.3 - 10.31.32.118
    On the firewall hosting gp2, select NetworkGlobalProtectGateways and configure the gateway settings as follows:
    Interfaceethernet1/2
    IP Address192.0.2.4
    Server Certificateself-signed certificate, GP2-server-cert.pem
    Tunnel Interfacetunnel.1
    IP Pool10.31.33.3 - 10.31.33.118
  7. Configure the GlobalProtect Portals.
    Select NetworkGlobalProtectPortals and add the following configuration:
    1. Set Up Access to the GlobalProtect Portal:
      Interfaceethernet1/2
      IP Address198.51.100.42
      Server CertificateGP1-server-cert.pem issued by GoDaddy
    2. Define the GlobalProtect Agent Configurations:
      The number of client configurations you create depends on your specific access requirements, including whether you require user/group-based policy and/or HIP-enabled policy enforcement.
  8. Deploy the GlobalProtect Agent Software.
    Select DeviceGlobalProtect Client.
    In this example, use the procedure to Host Agent Updates on the Portal.
  9. Save the GlobalProtect configuration.
    Click Commit on the firewall hosting the portal and the gateway(s).

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