I've got a pair of PIX 525s on active/standby. Recently, the primary one failed over
to the secondary unit. I'm trying to understand what kind of state
they're now in,
especially the primary. The secondary unit now has the ip addresses
from the primary unit
and is handling traffic like you would expect. The primary unit seems
to know what addresses
it and the secondary are supposed to have now ("show fail"), But, if
you do 'show
interface', the interfaces all still show up with the original
addresses (which are now being
used by the secondary). I've connect to the console of both and both
configs seem to be
the same (all recent changes are on the primary, too). The primary PIX
from the network any longer. I have tried reloading the primary PIX, but nothing has changed.
- is this normal behavior for failover?
- if I try and make the primary active again, will this fix things?