Sonicwall Adding HA Pair to GMS

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Adding High Availability Pair to GMS

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Feature:

This article describes the procedure how to properly add HA Pair to GMS.

NOTE: For HA Pair only Primary unit should be added to GMS.
GMS sees HA Pair as one logical unit and if primary fails backup is sending SYSLOG to GMS.

Procedure:

Step 1: Make sure that Primary unit is in ACTIVE state (HA Pair could be added to GMS only if Primary unit is active).

Step 2: Go to System Administrarion on Primary unit and click on “Configure” button for GMS management.

Put IP address of GMS and choose management method.

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Step 3: Login to GMS and go to Firewall>Add Unit and put serial number of the Primary unit, password and choose management method.

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Then assign Privileges to appropriate users.

Step 4: HA Pair should be added successfully.
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Wait some time and HA Pair will synchronize automatically.
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Step 6: Configure Packet Monitor (System>Packet Capture>Configure) as follows to check if SYSLOG are being sent to GMS.

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Click on “Start Capture” on Primary unit.

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If the backup unit is in Standby mode it doesn’t send any SYSLOG.

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If the backup is in active state it is sending SYSLOG to GMS:

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Step 7: If you go to Firewall tab in GMS it will show reports for HA Pair.

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