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How to know which cluster member is active?

Hi,

Inside Smart Console, how to know which member of a cluster of firewalls is active?

Thanks

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Vladimir
Pearl

Re: How to know which cluster member is active?

You cannot determine that from SmartConsole.

Start CLI and use "cphaprob stat" to make this determination.

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Re: How to know which cluster member is active?

I see.  "Why make it simple when you can make it complicated?"

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Employee+
Employee+

Re: How to know which cluster member is active?

Vladimir is correct. "cphaprob stat" will tell you via the CLI.

From within the GUI there are a couple of ways.

1 - In R77.x or earlier, this is shown within Smartview Monitor.

2 - In R80.x and later, go to Gateways and Servers, highlight the GW/Cluster in question and click on Device & License Information at the bottom. This will bring up a Smartview Monitor view and ClusterXL should be part of the listing. (Unfortunately I do not have a cluster in my lab, so I cannot 100% validate this.)

3 - In R80.x is on Mgmt, you could run a script against the GW using the above cphaprob command. Again, on Gateways & Servers, Scripts. The body of the script is the command to run. The Task will complete and show in the bottom left corner. Click on Details of the task to see the results.

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Vladimir
Pearl

Re: How to know which cluster member is active?

Actually, it will not be a bad idea to add the "active member" indicator for HA clusters and a residency indicator for the VS' on VSLS VSX clusters.

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Re: How to know which cluster member is active?

Matt's answer is better and easier to understand.  That's it.

In SmartConsole > Gateways & services:

  select the Cluster

    Press "Monitor" on top

      In the new window > Device Status:

        Choose the device in the drop-down menu

          Read "Member state" somewhere in the right pane

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Re: How to know which cluster member is active?

When you go to Device & license information (click on the cluster) you can select member and look at clusterXL section

selected first member

selected another member

ED
Silver

Re: How to know which cluster member is active?

They got covered all the ways. In a ClusterXL HA is it not possible to determine the active security gateway just by looking at the CPU usage in "Gateways and Servers" overview? The active member will always have higher percentage use than the standby that is usually at 0%.

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Vladimir
Pearl

Re: How to know which cluster member is active?

...unless it is running something like backup, performing signature updates, using Internet feed, etc...

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