Disable virtual mac address in HA mode
Running the Sophos XG firewall in high availability mode in a virtualized environment (where virtual MAC addresses are not supported) is currently not possible. Please implement a feature to disable the usage of virtual MAC addresses (similar to what the UTM does when using the command 'cc set ha advanced virtual_mac 0'.
My employee 1 & 1 Ionos also does not allow the usage of a virtual MAC address. Thererfore we use virtual IPs to create HA-setups. Unfortunately this is still not supported in the Sophos XG. Please add this feature.
Kinan Akel commented
This is important to help implement Sophos XG virtual firewall with several service providers. Your competitors, such as PaloAlto, provides a simple checkbox to enable HA mode utilize the hypervisor MAC address, and the issue is solved.
We are unable to operate XG firewall with local service providers because of their restrictions on the MAC addresses.