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civoulkidis
Contributor

Cluster shutdown and power on (remotely)

Hi,

In my company I have a cluster (2 Gateways). I know that we are going to have a scheduled power outage for some hours on the next weekend.

I would like to soft shutdown the appliances in order to avoid issues.

When the power recovers, are they going to power on automatically?

Is there any way to power on remotely the appliances?

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_Val_
Admin
Admin

You can certainly shutdown Gaia GWs by using "halt" command. However, you can only you can only remotely power-up those devices, if you have LOM card installed. Without LOM, I am afraid someone should still press the power on button after shutdown.

Sharing with us the model and SW version would help to give you more accurate advise. 

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civoulkidis
Contributor

Platform: Check Point 6200P
Kernel: 3.10.0-693cpx86_64

_Val_
Admin
Admin

How much RAM?

"mem" command on the appliance

 

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civoulkidis
Contributor

Total Virtual Memory 47857.70 MB
Active Virtual Memory 5389.63 MB
Total Real Memory 15798.30 MB
Active Real Memory 5389.49 MB
Free Real Memory 10408.81 MB

_Val_
Admin
Admin

Okay, so it according to the datasheet, it should have LOM card installed.

If you never used it, look for LOM manual on the product page. The LOM card needs to be configured for proper use. Mind, you will have to have out of band access to LOM to power your GW off or on. Make sure the required network connectivity exists and is properly tested.

civoulkidis
Contributor

Thank you very much for the details.

I suppose that I will need VPN access in order to be able to power on the Gateways.

The problem is that the VPN access runs through this cluster.

I am thinking to power off (soft) the one (A) of the devices just to be safe and sure that the one of my devices will not have issues from the power outage. The other device (B) will stay online until the power outage and will become "up" when the power recovers. If (B) is up with no issues, then I will have access to LOM in order to power on device (A).

_Val_
Admin
Admin

FWs will not come up unattended. Someone needs to press the power button.

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civoulkidis
Contributor

Even if we have LOM configured?

_Val_
Admin
Admin

If LOM is active, and the power is up, you can use it. However, without either access to LOM or pushing a physical button, an appliance will not power on.

Danny
Champion
Champion

fw> show lom
ip-address - Show LOM IP address
version    - Show LOM firmware version

fw> show lom version
Firmware Revision : x.xx

fw> show lom ip-address
IP Address : x.x.x.x

fw> set lom ip-address
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genisis__
Advisor

show asset all would also indicate if LOM is installed.

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Danny
Champion
Champion

Yep. I even created a SmartConsole Extension: LOM Info