write standby problem

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Aug 28th, 2007

I have a Pix 515E active/failover IOS v7.2 The failover process works perfect. I test powering down one unit, and then the other en works perfect. But, as soon as I do "write stanby" in the active unit, the passive unit goes down (the insde interface). I remember that one time the ASDM aske something about a "peer" while trying to configure the failover. What is that? why goes down? Thanks in advanced.

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srue Tue, 08/28/2007 - 03:36

is your inside interface also the failover interface?

purohit_810 Tue, 08/28/2007 - 06:49

What are you doing? Access firewall by inside interface and run that write standby command???

If you are doing that stop that and configure management IP address and access by that and run the command and see the result !!!


Dharmesh Purohit

edimonted Tue, 08/28/2007 - 23:31

My PIX has 6 interfaces, 5 for traffic and 1 for failover. I gues, I cannot use a dedicated interface for managemente only. Is there any other solution? What if I try doing the "write stand" by console? Would I have the same problem? Thanks.

purohit_810 Tue, 08/28/2007 - 06:52

Second.. See where PIX Connected on Switch Interface IS IT PORTFAST SWITCH INTERFACE??????


Dharmesh Purohit

russ Tue, 08/28/2007 - 14:59

I encountered the same problem with ASA version 7.2. Upgrading to the latest interim release fixed the problem but then caused a worse problem, so waited until Cisco released a more stable version. It appears version 7.2 has a few bugs referring to failover/standby. You could always try upgrading to version 7.3.

Nevertheless, there is no need to issue the "write standby" command because configs are sync'd whenever the "write mem" command is submitted.


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