Make a Member Join a Cluster

The Join command is only available in Firebox System Manager if you connect to a cluster member with the interface for management IP address, and if you previously used the Leave command to make the member leave the cluster. The Leave and Join commands are part of the procedure to restore a FireCluster backup image.

  1. In WatchGuard System Manager, use the FireCluster management IP address to connect to the cluster member.
    If the backup image you restored has a different Management IP address for this cluster member or a different passphrase, use the Management IP and passphrase from the backup image to reconnect to the device in WSM.
  2. Start Firebox System Manager for the backup master.
  3. Select Tools > Cluster > Join.
  4. Type the administrative passphrase. Click OK.
    A message appears.
  5. Click OK.
    The backup master reboots and rejoins the cluster.

For information about the Management IP address, see About FireCluster Management IP Addresses.

For information about how to restore a backup image to members of a cluster, see Restore a FireCluster Backup Image.

See Also

Make a Member Leave a Cluster

FireCluster Diagnostics