We have two ASA5520s, both at 7.2(2) running in active/standby failover. Each of the ASA's have an AIP-SSM-10 in them running 6.0(3)E1. The configuration is in promiscuous mode assign to global policy, all traffic.
The primary will be running fine until it transitions to the secondary with a message: Module in slot slot experienced a data channel communication failure, data channel is DOWN. When I go to the SSM it will not let us in by ASDM, I can telnet and it will allow us to log in, shows the disclaimer info but never gives a cli prompt. The secondary will be running for a while, then it exhibits the same behavior and its SSM become unresponsive. The ASA transition again regardless if the SSM is back online or not. If it is it operates normally.
If it were 1 SSM I'd say it was the problem but both of them are doing it which leads me to consider configuration or is there something else I am missing somewhere.
We want to put these SSM-10's inline but not with there current instability.
Any suggestion at this point would be most helpfull.
Maui Land and Pineapple Company Inc.