In a HA configuration is it correct to assume that the dataplane won't pass traffic? Network has a need to pass a heartbeat of sorts through the passive firewall for network path health. Is it still possible to pass this traffic through ingress/egress interfaces for path verification?
That's a correct assumption: A passive HA peer does not pass or process traffic
If packets need to pass through that physical device, the only solution would be to switch to an Active/Active setup (or review the need for these packets to go through the node rather than through the cluster as an entity)
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