Radius failover faliure 2948g

Unanswered Question
Apr 2nd, 2008
User Badges:


I am trying to configure dot1x access control with redundant (failover) radius servers.

The 2948G is running 8.4(11)GLX

2 radius servers are configured.

When primary radius server service fails the radius service does not fail over to second server.

Pertinent config:

RADIUS Deadtime: 5 minutes

RADIUS Retransmit: 2

RADIUS Timeout: 5 seconds

Framed-Ip Address Transmit: Disabled

RADIUS-Server Status Auth-port Acct-port

----------------------------- ------- ------------ ------------ primary 1812 1813 1812 1813

(ip permit allowed for the 2 servers both servers respond to pings)

Any ideas?

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Overall Rating: 0 (0 ratings)
smahbub Tue, 04/08/2008 - 07:56
User Badges:
  • Silver, 250 points or more

Check if you are able to access the secondary server by using the secondary server alone so that any issues related to the secondary server can be found. Also check if the configuration in radius server 2 is similar to that of server 1 if not make the necessary changes.

For more information refer the URL:


rcierny Tue, 04/08/2008 - 08:53
User Badges:

Yes the secondary server works when configured as the primary. Config is the same.It is the failover which is the problem when primary server is not available...


This Discussion