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Solved: How do I reboot only Slave firewall in HA cluster

This article describes how to reboot only the Slave firewall in HA cluster without interrupting services in Master device.

Scope

FortiOS

Solution

Login to the Slave FortiGate via SSH/Console on Master FortiGate.

# execute ha manage

After login to the Slave FortiGate run execute reboot.

In this case, there will be no interruption in traffic since all the traffic will be flowing from Master FortiGate and only the Slave FortiGate will be rebooted.

For example:-

Master # execute ha manage 0 admin <---- login to the slave firewall via ssh
Warning: Permanently added '169.254.0.1' (ED25519) to the list of known hosts.

Slave # execute reboot >>> Now you are logged in slave firewall and you can run the reboot command

This operation will reboot the system !
Do you want to continue? (y/n)y

System is rebooting...

System Event logs in Slave Firewall:

System Event logs in Slave Firewall

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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