ASA 5550 Cluster Network Management Configuration

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Dec 15th, 2009
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Our network management system (CA Spectrum) relies on a correctly modelled physical topology in order to find the root cause of a network failure. To accomplish this, we usually model our infrastructure devices (routers, switches) with their management ip addresses and snmp-communities. The physical links between the devices are modelled and the nms can then find the root cause of a network failure.


When it comes to my ASA 5550 active/standby failover cluster, I have not found a way to correctly model my topology, because in case of a failover the boxes switch the active and stanby IP addresses.


The thing I would need, is a possibility to pin an dedicated IP address to the mgmt0 Interface on both devices (one ip on the primary and one ip on the secondary), which do not swap in case of a cluster failover.


I have not found a way to configure this yet!


Any ideas?


Thanks,

Mike

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Panos Kampanakis Tue, 12/15/2009 - 16:17
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Unfortunately the ip address cannot be tied to a physical device (primary/secondary), but it is rather tied to the role (active/standby).

So, what you want to do cannot be achieved.


PK

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