I have Cisco 7609 Switch with one FWSM installed and working perfectly. To built redundancy I am trying to connect another 7609 Switch with FWSM Module. I am using Gigethernet Port 1/45 & 1/46 for LAN Failover and I have configured to monitor the Interfaces also. It is perfectly working in Active / Standby Mode.When I made the Active FWSM to down using command reload or Physically removing the Active FWSM, another becomes active and thus my requirement is met.
But, I want this Failover to happen even at the time of links connected to the switch goes down. For example, I have a server connected to both the active and standby FWSM. When the cable between the server and switch port of the switch where Active FWSM is installed, Failover is not happening. I realised that failover is triggered only when the interface goes down. In this case VLAN is not coming down.
How to achieve the solution. Please help
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