Monday, March 2, 2015

Check Point Gaia: Disable VRRP Active/Active (Load Sharing) And Enable ClusterXL For Active/Standby (HA)

In this scenario, I needed to disable the Active/Active config and go to a Active/Standby configuration of Check Points.  I have a distributed environment currently running VRRP.  I want to go to ClusterXL.  This is on a pair of 4600 enforcement modules running R77.10.  Here is the process I went through to disable VRRP and enable ClusterXL.

Disable VRRP in Check Point dashboard (CP software).
Enable ClusterXL in Check Point in dashboard (CP software).
Go into enforcement module #2 (Gaia WebUI) and take out the VRRP config.
On enforcement module #2, go into CLI and do cpconfig. Enable ClusterXL.
Reboot enforcement module #2.
Go into enforcement module #1 (Gaia WebUI) and take out the VRRP config.
On enforcement module #1, go into CLI and do cpconfig. Enable ClusterXL.
Reboot enforcement module #1.

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