Fortigate Firewall HA master election

 There are 2 conditions for MASTER election.
1) (ha-override disable) :
Master is selected in the following sequence
1. Number of “UP” monitored port
2. HA-uptime
3. HA priority
4. FGT serial number
2) (ha-override enable) :
Master is selected in the following sequence
1. Number of “UP” monitored port
2. HA priority
3. HA-uptime
4. FGT serial number
If ha overried is disabled then:
# you can just do fail-over  by reseting the HA uptime on the Master
So, no reboot (or) unplugging cable for a HA failover
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