Verify Failover

To test that your HA configuration works properly, trigger a manual failover and verify that the firewalls transition states successfully.
  1. Suspend the active firewall.
    Select
    Device
    High Availability
    Operational Commands
    and click the
    Suspend local device
    link.
  2. Verify that the passive firewall has taken over as active.
    On the
    Dashboard
    , verify that the state of the passive firewall changes to
    active
    in the High Availability widget.
  3. Restore the suspended firewall to a functional state. Wait for a couple of minutes, and then verify that preemption has occurred, if
    Preemptive
    is enabled.
    1. On the firewall you previously suspended, select
      Device
      High Availability
      Operational Commands
      and click the
      Make local device functional
      link.
    2. In the High Availability widget on the
      Dashboard
      , confirm that the firewall has taken over as the active firewall and that the peer is now in a passive state.

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