On a Hot Standby Network, What Do Designated Active Device and Designated Standby Device Stand For?
In load balancing mode, each firewall belongs to a active VGMP group.
To ensure that configurations are correctly synchronized, the concepts of designated active device and designated standby device are introduced. The firewall that sends synchronization messages is called the designated active device (marked as HRP_A in the command prompt), and the one that receives synchronization messages called the designated standby device (marked as HRP_S in the command prompt).
Commands that can be automatically synchronized can be executed only on the designated active device.