Hello All -
I'm new to Checkpoint firewalls and the Smart Center but must admit that I am learning things all the time. I've defined a cluster consisting of 2 IP390s using Nokia's clustering. (NGX R65, IPSO 4.2) The interfaces are standard set up with x.x.x.1, x.x.xx.2, x.x.x.3 representing the virtual/cluster IP, interface on firewall 1 and interface on firewall 2 respectively. This is for 6 of 7 ports in the cluster with the 7th one being set up as the sync interface. When I have redundant connections(connections are to Nortel Baystack 470 switches) to the clustered firewalls (fw1 and fw2), the Voyager cluster monitor shows things fine with both the master and member listed. If I unplug one of the interfaces, the member unit drops out of the cluster (seen via monitor) and things work through the new master. None of the other interfaces on the fw that dropped out however can be seen. Is this normal for the functionality of the cluster?