Friday, October 26, 2012

Check Point: How To Disable Clustering In Secure Platform (SPLAT)

Have you ever needed to disable a cluster in Check Point?  Well, I had a situation where two IP 5070 appliances were really giving us some problems.  It always seems to revolve around clustering with Check Point in my recent troubleshooting experiences.  Well, there are two places you need to go to disable clustering.  First in is the Dashboard, and second is in the OS.  See below what I did to disable clustering on SecurePlatform. 

[Expert@CheckPoint]# cpconfig
This program will let you re-configure
your Check Point products configuration.

Configuration Options:
(1)  Licenses and contracts
(2)  SNMP Extension
(3)  PKCS#11 Token
(4)  Random Pool
(5)  Secure Internal Communication
(6)  Disable Advanced Routing
(7)  Disable cluster membership for this gateway
(8)  Disable Check Point SecureXL
(9)  Configure Check Point CoreXL
(10) Automatic start of Check Point Products

(11) Exit

Enter your choice (1-11) :7

Disable cluster membership for this gateway...

You have selected to disable cluster membership for this Security Gateway.
Are you sure? (y/n) [y] ? y

Cluster membership for this gateway was disabled successfully
Important: This change will take effect after reboot.