Shutdown Clustered/HA FWs

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Shutdown Clustered/HA FWs

Is there any documentation on how to properly shutdown a clustered/HA FW pair and then restore connectivinty power verifying proper function once power is restored?

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Re: Shutdown Clustered/HA FWs

hi @GMasanz

 

As this is a very uncommon thing to do, there is no article that directly describes this exact procedure

 

To shut down an appliance you can run '> request shutdown system' from the CLI which will bring down the system in a nice way

To bring a cluster back, it would probably most closely resemble restoring a cluster during an upgrade process, which is described here : https://live.paloaltonetworks.com/t5/Featured-Articles/Best-Practices-for-PAN-OS-Upgrade/ta-p/111045

 

eg. bring back one member, ensure it is functional, then return the second member


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Re: Shutdown Clustered/HA FWs

I'm not sure that shutting down a cluster and power backing up is an uncommon thing to do.

 

I don't see anything in the link that related to shutdown.

 

If they are powered down via CLI or GUI will they power back up in cluster after power cord is reinserted?

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Re: Shutdown Clustered/HA FWs

@Tonydotigr,

It's uncommon in the sence that you would seldomly shutdown a firewall on purpose in a planned manner. Most people will only ever restart the box during system upgrades and would seldom issue a shutdown command. 

Once the system is shutdown, the only way you could restore it is by unplugging the power and reinserting it, there's a nice warning about this when you actually attempt to shut this down. At that point the device will act the same as it does when you restart it. 

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