Connecting to Failover ASA

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Nov 15th, 2007

I have a pair of ASA 5540's and would like to connect to my secondary (failover) unit. Is it possible to do it without consoling in? I'm using Active\Standby with a LAN failover cable.

The reason is I upgraded the ASDM on the active one and not sure if it automatically replicates to the failover one.

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srue Thu, 11/15/2007 - 09:16

it does not automatically replicated to the secondary one.

You should be able to telnet/ssh/https to its failover IP.

just to add to this...files in flash do not transfer over. however the asa determines which asdm version to use via the "asdm image disk0:image.bin" command. this command gets replicated. so if both ASA have the appropriate asdm image file (which is a manual process) then you should be able to asdm to the secondary asa by putting its ip in the client.

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