Cluster members list

Cluster members list

To display the cluster members list, go to System > HA.

The cluster members list displays illustrations of the front panels of the cluster units. If the network jack for an interface is shaded green, the interface is connected. Hover the mouse pointer over each illustration to view the cluster unit host name, serial number, and how long the unit has been operating (up time). The list of monitored interfaces is also displayed.

 

From the cluster members list you can:

  • View HA statistics.
  • Use the up and down arrows to change the order in which cluster units are listed.
  • See the host name of each cluster unit. To change the primary unit host name, go to the system dashboard and select Change beside the current host name in the System Information widget. To view and change a subordinate unit host name, from the cluster members list select the edit icon for a subordinate unit.
  • View the status or role of each cluster unit.
  • View and optionally change the HA configuration of the operating cluster.
  • View and optionally change the host name and device priority of a subordinate unit.
  • Disconnect a cluster unit from a cluster.
  • Download the Debug log for any cluster unit. You can send this debug log file to Fortinet Technical Support to help diagnose problems with the cluster or with individual cluster units.

 

Virtual cluster members list

If virtual domains are enabled, you can display the cluster members list to view the status of the operating virtual clusters. The virtual cluster members list shows the status of both virtual clusters including the virtual domains added to each virtual cluster.

To display the virtual cluster members list for an operating cluster log in as the admin administrator, select Global Configuration and go to System > HA.

The functions of the virtual cluster members list are the same as the functions of the Cluster Members list with the following exceptions.

  • When you select the edit icon for a primary unit in a virtual cluster, you can change the virtual cluster 1 and virtual cluster 2 device priority of this cluster unit and you can edit the VDOM partitioning configuration of the cluster.
  • When you select the edit icon for a subordinate unit in a virtual cluster, you can change the device priority for the subordinate unit for the selected virtual cluster.

Also, the HA cluster members list changes depending on the cluster unit that you connect to.

Viewing HA statistics

From the cluster members list you can select View HA statistics to display the serial number, status, and monitor information for each cluster unit. To view HA statistics, go to System > HA and select View HA Statistics. Note the following about the HA statistics display:

  • Use the serial number ID to identify each FortiGate unit in the cluster. The cluster ID matches the FortiGate unit serial number.
  • Status indicates the status of each cluster unit. A green check mark indicates that the cluster unit is operating normally. A red X indicates that the cluster unit cannot communicate with the primary unit.
  • The up time is the time in days, hours, minutes, and seconds since the cluster unit was last started.
  • The web-based manager displays CPU usage for core processes only. CPU usage for management processes (for example, for HTTPS connections to the web-based manager) is excluded.
  • The web-based manager displays memory usage for core processes only. Memory usage for management processes (for example, for HTTPS connections to the web-based manager) is excluded.

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