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Checking cluster operation

Check the cluster synchronization status to make sure the primary and backup FortiGates both have the same configuration.

  1. Log into the primary FortiGate CLI and enter this command:

    diagnose sys ha checksum cluster

    The command output lists all cluster members' configuration checksums. If both cluster members have identical checksums, you can be sure that their configurations are synchronized. If the checksums are different, wait a short while and enter the command again. Repeat until the checksums are identical. It may take a while for configurations to synchronize.

    If the checksums never become identical, troubleshoot using Synchronizing the configuration or Fortinet Support.

  2. The HA Status dashboard widget also shows synchronization status. Hover over the host names of each FortiGate in the widget to verify that they are synchronized and both have the same checksum.

  3. To view more information about the cluster status, go to the HA Status widget and select Configure Settings in System > HA, or go to System > HA.

Checking cluster operation

Check the cluster synchronization status to make sure the primary and backup FortiGates both have the same configuration.

  1. Log into the primary FortiGate CLI and enter this command:

    diagnose sys ha checksum cluster

    The command output lists all cluster members' configuration checksums. If both cluster members have identical checksums, you can be sure that their configurations are synchronized. If the checksums are different, wait a short while and enter the command again. Repeat until the checksums are identical. It may take a while for configurations to synchronize.

    If the checksums never become identical, troubleshoot using Synchronizing the configuration or Fortinet Support.

  2. The HA Status dashboard widget also shows synchronization status. Hover over the host names of each FortiGate in the widget to verify that they are synchronized and both have the same checksum.

  3. To view more information about the cluster status, go to the HA Status widget and select Configure Settings in System > HA, or go to System > HA.