Customers with larger VSX deployments may experience a very slow transition of VAP members from "UP" state into "ACTIVE" state.
This transition may even take about an hour.
1. "cphaprob state" correctly reports all cluster members as "ACTIVE"
2. Application monitor correctly reports all monitored Check Point components on the cluster member as "UP":
cpd is RUNNING
fwd is RUNNING
fwk is RUNNING
VSX is READY
HA is READY
Reporting application state: UP
3. VAP members are still only reported in "UP" state and not "ACTIVE" state as shown in "show chassis":
5 Yes ap3 AP9600 Up 0 days, 00:20
6 Yes ap4 AP9600 Up 0 days, 00:20
The issue is configuration fetch + NFS file system related.
To significantly improve the the "UP" -> "ACTIVE" transition times, upgrade to R77.10 MR1 or to R77.30.
Here is a snippet of R77.10 MR1 release notes:
ID 102652 Adds R77.10-specific optimizations to reduce overall NFS network load at APM boot time.