How To Fail over Traffic Between Checkpoint Cluster Firewalls:

Below steps explain how to perform a manual failover in Check Point cluster while maintaining full connectivity with each cluster member, keeping interference with cluster’s operations at a minimum.

1. Command to failover traffic from Active Checkpoint Firewall to Standby Firewall.

[Expert@ActiveFirewall]# clusterXL_admin down

2. Command to put it back traffic on active is

[Expert@ActiveFirewall]# clusterXL_admin up