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Migrating cluster from old to new hardware

Question asked by Jan de Gier on Nov 13, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 12, 2018 by Dameon Welch Abernathy



We are finally replacing our FW cluster with old UTM appliances for 5600 appliances. I would like to keep the same names in the policy, but since the interface names change I would like to know what the best way is to migrate to the new appliances with minimal outage.


I was about to failover to HA -

- move cables from the Primary appliance to the new 5600 Primary appliance,

- migrate export of the policy. Then remove all references of the existing cluster from the policy and delete the whole cluster from the management server.

- create a new cluster with initially 1 member (the new primary 5600) establish SIC and configure cluster with all new interfaces - Add cluster to the rules where the old cluster was removed

- Remove cables from Old HA Firewall,while installing the policy to the new Primary

- connect new 5600 HA and add to the cluster (and install policy)


Any other (or better) recommendations for a smooth migration to the new hardware?

Or can I just delete 1 cluster member and add the new hardware with different interface names to the cluster object?


Many thanks.