Thursday, December 9, 2010

Multicast Firewall Load Sharing on Checkpoint ClusterXL Firewalls with Cisco Devices

Configuring multicast load sharing on Checkpoint Firewalls running ClusterXL when the routers/switches on either side of the firewalls are Cisco devices has always been a mystery. Checkpoint has support articles on how to configure them but there is no straight forward direction on their website or documentation. The documentation points to older Cisco models. This techtorial will try to give a brief overview of the commands and procedure involved in getting multicast load sharing working.