Subnet router failover
When using subnet routers in large networks, you may want to provide a failover subnet router (also called a HA subnet router or high-availability subnet router) to ensure users of your network can continue to access resources if one routing device goes offline.
This feature is only available for the Business plan or higher.
Follow our guide to configure subnet routers, exposing the same routes on the same network on 2+ devices. For example, to expose
10.0.0.0/24,10.1.0.0/24, you’ll want to run a command like this on 2+ devices.
sudo tailscale up --advertise-routes=10.0.0.0/24,10.1.0.0/24
You can configure as many subnet routers as you want to act as a failover.
Visit the admin console, navigate to the machines page, locate your subnet router and using the icon at the end of the table, select “Review subnet routes…” This will open up the Subnet settings.
Click “Enable” on your routes so that Tailscale distributes the subnet routes to the rest of the nodes on your Tailscale network.
Once you have 2+ subnet routers exposing the same route on the same network, the Tailscale control server will automatically manage the failover between the different routers. Currently, if a subnet router is disconnected from the control plane for more than 15 seconds, traffic will be routed to another subnet router.