Synchronizing Active and Standby Servers

At intervals, the Active server synchronizes with the standby server or servers, and when you publish the SmartConsoleClosed Check Point GUI application used to manage a Check Point environment - configure Security Policies, configure devices, monitor products and events, install updates, and so on. session. Sessions that are not published are not synchronized.

Monitoring High Availability

The High Availability Status window shows the status of each Security Management ServerClosed Dedicated Check Point server that runs Check Point software to manage the objects and policies in a Check Point environment within a single management Domain. Synonym: Single-Domain Security Management Server. in the High Availability configuration.

To see the server status in your High Availability environment:

  1. Open SmartConsole and connect to a primary or secondary server.

  2. On the Menu, click High Availability.

The High Availability Status window opens.

For the management server and its peer or peers in the High Availability configuration, the High Availability Status window shows:

  • A Warning or Error message - The message shows if there is a problem between the High Availability peers.

  • Connected To - The server that SmartConsole is connected to. Also, the High Availability mode of the server (Active or Standby), and the synchronization status and actions of the server.

  • Peers - The servers that the connected server sees. Also, the High Availability mode of each server (Active or Standby), and the synchronization status and actions of each server.

Monitoring Synchronization Status and Actions

Status messages can be general, meaning that they apply to the full system, or they can apply to a specified active or standby server. General messages show in the yellow overview banner.

General Status messages in overview banner



The database of the primary Security Management ServerClosed Check Point Single-Domain Security Management Server or a Multi-Domain Security Management Server. is identical with the database of the secondary.

Some servers could not be synchronized

A communication issue prevents synchronization, or some other synchronization issue exists.


The active and standby servers are not communicating.

Communication Problem

Some services are down or cannot be reached.

Collision or HA conflict

More than one management server configured as active. Two active servers cannot sync with each other.

When connected to a specified active management server:

Status window area:

Peer Status

Additional Information

Connected to:


SmartConsole is connected to the active management server.



The peer is in standby. The message can also show:

  • Sync problem, last time sync

  • Synchronized successfully. Last sync time: <time>

  • No communication


Not communicating, last sync time




A state of collision exists between two servers both defined as active.

When connected to a specified Standby Management Server:

Status window area:

Peer Status


Connected to:


Also shows: last sync time.



The peer is on standby. The message can also show:

  • No communication, last sync time

  • OK., last sync time: <time>

  • Sync problem, last sync time (in any direction)


Standby or Unknown

Can also show: no communication.