10.4.3. Compile a single firewall within a cluster

You can try to compile a firewall object that is a member of a cluster by selecting it in the tree and using the context menu. When you do this, the program treats the object as standalone firewall rather than a cluster member and does not generate any cluster-related part of the configuration, such as policy rules for the failover protocols, the configuration script for failover interfaces, and so on. This is because a firewall object can actually be a member of several clusters, which is useful to test different cluster configurations or for transitions. In some cases a firewall object by itself may be so generic that it can describe member firewalls in different locations (if potential address collisions are not an issue or all addresses are dynamic). For these reasons, the program does not try to guess whether given a firewall object might be a cluster member and which cluster it is a member of and falls back to treating it as a simple standalone firewall object. However, the program shows a warning to indicate this as shown in Figure 10.14. Here we selected firewall object "linux-test-1" in the tree and then used context menu to initiate compilation, forgetting that it is a member of two different cluster configurations:

Figure 10.14. Compiling a member firewall as standalone firewall objects

Compiling a member firewall as standalone firewall objects


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