failover of IPsec VPN SPA

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Apr 16th, 2009

We have two VPN SPA modules on the different cisco 6500 Routers(12.2(18)SXF. We set up IPsec failover with HSRP and SSP. I think the failover would be oocured when I will upgrade IOS of 6500 and reboot. I wish the original primary SPA could keep active when it is online.But I did not find any priority parameters about failover. My question is do I need force it to become active from standby status like FWSM settings or add "standby priority..." on the configuration of module interface?

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smalkeric Wed, 04/22/2009 - 10:33

During an HSRP and IPsec failover, SSP transfers IPsec and ISAKMP SA state information between the active and standby switches, allowing existing VPN connections to be maintained after a switch failover. The standby preempt command is required, and should be configured with no priority or delay options.

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