SonicOS 7 Rules and Policies

Probe-Enabled Policy-based Routing Configuration

You can optionally configure a Network Monitor policy for the route. When a Network Monitor policy is used, the static route is dynamically disabled or enabled, based on the state of the probe for the policy.

Policy-based Routing is fully supported for IPv6 by selecting IPv6 address objects and gateways for route policies on the POLICY | Rules and Policies > Routing Rules page. IPv6 address objects are listed in the Source, Destination, and Gateway columns of the Route Policies table. Configuring routing policies for IPv6 is nearly identical to IPv4.

To configure a policy-based route

  1. Navigate to the POLICY | Rules and Policies > Routing Rules page.

  2. Click +Add (in the bottom left corner). The Adding Rule dialog displays.

  3. Click the Probe view and select the appropriate Probe object or select Create New Network Monitor Object... to dynamically create a new object.
  4. Select the Probe default state is UP to have the route consider the probe to be successful (such as in the UP state) when the attached Network Monitor policy is in the UNKNOWN state. This is useful to control the probe-based behavior when a unit of a High Availability pair transitions from IDLE to ACTIVE, because this transition sets all Network Monitor policy states to UNKNOWN.
  5. Click Add to apply the configuration.

    Typical configurations do not have Disable route when probe succeeds checked because typically a route is disabled when a probe to the route’s destination fails. This option is provided to give you added flexibility for defining routes and probes.

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