Remove or Add a Cluster Member

You can use Policy Manager to remove and add members to the FireCluster.

Remove a Device from a FireCluster

To remove a device from a FireCluster:

  1. In WatchGuard System Manager, open the configuration for the cluster master.
  2. Click the Policy Manager icon.
    Or, select Tools > Policy Manager.
    Policy Manager appears.
  3. Select FireCluster > Configure.
    The FireCluster Cluster Configuration dialog box appears.
  4. Click the Members tab.
    A list of cluster members appears.

Screen shot of the FireCluster Configuration dialog box — Members tab

  1. Select the name of the cluster member you want to delete.
  2. Click Delete.
    The device is removed from the member list.
  3. Click OK.
  4. Save the configuration file to the cluster.
    The device is removed from the cluster.

When you save the configuration tile to the cluster, Policy Manager checks to see if the current cluster master is in the cluster configuration. If the device you removed from the configuration is the current cluster master, Policy Manager attempts to force a failover, so the backup master becomes the new cluster master. If the failover succeeds, the configuration change is saved. If the failover does not succeed, Policy Manager does not allow you to save the configuration to the cluster.

After you remove a Firebox from a cluster, when you save the configuration to the cluster the device you removed reboots and all settings on the device are reset to factory defaults. The other member becomes the cluster master.

For information about how to see which device is the cluster master, or to manually force failover from the cluster master to another member, go to Monitor and Control FireCluster Members.

Add a New Device to a FireCluster

You can add a new cluster member on the FireCluster Configuration dialog box Members tab.

To add a new device to the cluster:

  1. Click Add.
  2. Configure the settings for the new cluster member as described in Configure FireCluster Manually.

When FireCluster is enabled, you must have at least one device in the cluster.

  1. To remove both devices from the cluster, you must Disable FireCluster.