Allow Direct Internet Access Traffic Failover to MPLS Link
Requirements for DIA traffic to fail over to an MPLS
At an SD-WAN branch office, the firewall performs
split tunneling so that any applications having a public IP address
take the Direct Internet Access (DIA) interface to the internet,
and applications having private IP addresses that belong to the
hub take the VPN interface. The firewall automatically fails over
DIA applications to the MPLS private connection to the hub when
necessary, so that the traffic destined for the internet takes an
alternative path through the hub to reach the internet. To allow
this to work, you must do the following:
method. The Traffic
Distribution profile must also specify an
as one of the failover options (identified by a tag). Verify that
the applications in the SD-WAN policy rule reference the correct
Path Quality and Traffic Distribution profiles, and that the Traffic
Distribution profile specifies Top Down Priority.
After the VPN Data Tunnel Support is enabled on both the
hub and branch and the MPLS link is operational, the firewall automatically
uses the MPLS connection to fail over DIA traffic when necessary.
In the hub configuration, ensure the hub has a path to
the internet and routing is properly set up for the hub traffic
to reach the internet.
The firewall uses the DIA virtual interface and the VPN
virtual interface to ensure that the public internet traffic is
kept separate from your private traffic in the same path; that is,
the internet traffic and private traffic do not go through the same
VPN tunnel. Full segmentation with proper zoning is in full effect.