Airlock Gateway failover setup for on-premises installations

Airlock Gateway can be set up as a failover cluster with two Gateway instances, called nodes, for on-premises installations. In an Airlock Gateway failover cluster, there is always one node active and one node passive.

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  • The active node currently receives the traffic and the passive node is in standby mode. If one node fails, the other automatically takes over.
  • The two nodes need a communication channel over an external network interface. This connection is required for the cluster communication i.e. to monitor the health status, database sync, and to distribute configuration settings between both nodes.
  • The external network interfaces require two failover IP addresses. The IP addresses on both nodes are configured crosswise so that the two nodes can communicate with each other.
  • For the failover communication protocol, it is strongly recommended to use private IP addresses that are not routed on the Internet (i.e., or
  • Clustering uses ports 80 and 29742 on the ext. interface(s) and port 22 on the mgt. interface.

Airlock Gateway clusters with multiple external interfaces check the connectivity on all interfaces with configured Private Failover IP/Mirror Failover IP. A failover switch (takeover) is triggered only if there is no connection on all and every interface pairs.