FWSM: ContextC Outside Interface down

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Nov 27th, 2008

I have FWSM with multi-context running on 6509. Vlan 8 is allocated to ContextC as Outside interface and it's down. However, on 6509 switch, interface Vlan 8 is up. No matter I did shut and no shut on the FWSM or switch, Vlan 8 on FWSM is down. I have no problem with other vlans allocated to other contexts.

If any one knows why, please don't hesitate to let me know immediately.

Many thanks,


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Jon Marshall Thu, 11/27/2008 - 13:19


Have you allocated this vlan to both the FWSM from both the switch ie. firewall vlan-group... and to the specific context from the system execution space ?

Is vlan 8 shared with other contexts ?


cedar_lee Thu, 11/27/2008 - 14:59

No, Vlan 8 is dedicated to one Context.

Btw, problem has been fixed after I reboot the FWSM.

Thanks Jon any way.


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