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How to create a centrally managed cluster for Embedded Gaia SMB gateways
Solution

This article will show you how to configure a centrally managed cluster for Gaia Embedded gateways. If you want to configure a locally managed cluster for an SMB Gateway, refer to sk121096

Procedure

  1. Configure two SMB Gateway interfaces as a mirror of one another.
    Meaning, if Interface<A> is configured in Member1, have Interface<A> configured as well in the same subnet in member2.



  2. When the 2 members are configured proprly, configure the cluster object in the Security Management Server.
    In this example, we will use R80.10 Security Management Server.

    In R80.10 SmartConsole, configure the new SMB Cluster:

  3.  

  4. In this example, we will choose to configure it through "Classic mode". 

     

  5. Choose the correct product hardware and the relevant firmware.

    Add the two New Cluster members from the Option Window (New / Existing)

     

  6. For each cluster member, define the properties:

    • Name
    • IPv4
    • SIC
    • (Comment...)

  7. SMB Cluster (running Gaia Embedded), can be used only in HA mode. Load Sharing is not supported.



  8. Define the Topology (Interfaces configured + Sync + Cluster VIPs).

    Before:

    After:

  9. Install the Security policy.



    Wait for the policy installation to complete.



  10. When the policy installation completes, open the WebUI -> Device ->High Availability. 

    Each SMB gateway should show who is the Active / Standby:


    And in the second cluster member:

Important notes:

  • When configuring a cluster, you cannot use a wireless interface as the Sync interface.
  • Configuring Bridge/Switch on network interfaces is not supported in Cluster High Availability mode.
  • Adjusting a cluster through cpconfig is not supported. 
  • Running fullsync is not supported. 
  • In Classic Mode, the configuration of two nodes is supported. 
This solution has been verified for the specific scenario, described by the combination of Product, Version and Symptoms. It may not work in other scenarios.

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