I thought I was following this how-to and it seemed straightforward:
But the primary cluster is not copying the configuration over to the secondary.
I configured primary and checked its operations. I connected the primary end of the serial failover cable to the primary and the secondary end to the secondary PIX. I made sure all interfaces I'm using were connected to the correct switches. One thing I was confused about was it talks of a dedicated port for stateful failover using a crossover cable. I could not find an ethernet port that was dedicated for failover so I just connected an available port on each PIX with an ethernet crossover cable.
I powered up the primary and it said "Failover cable present (status = 1), enabled failover and set Standby". I powered up the second and the primary said "WARNING: Failover disable but failover cable connected. To enable failover, in config, type failover"
The link didn't say anything about any additional configs but the configuration wasn't being copied over. I went to the primary and added failover to its config and wrote the memory and started the power up procedure again. The primary still didn't copy over the config. I ran out of the maintenance window so I couldn't work on it further.
Can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong? I'm gonna try it again this Saturday.