CSM-S active / standby sync

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Dec 23rd, 2009
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Hi All,

We have 6509 switch with FWSM (Bridged) and CSM in two different buildings, say site-A is Primary and site-B is DR.  These two 6500 switch are configured with HSRP to decide primary. I can reach DR switch, FWSM and CSM but unable to reach the SSL module on DR side. Don't understand why. When I do ping, I get 1 successful reply after 10 - 15 failure ping request. I suspect it could be because of the bridged mode but not sure. Also I am doubt that is it possible to have CSM actvie / standby like this.

Would be grateful if could help me to understand on this.


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Gilles Dufour Wed, 12/30/2009 - 01:23
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This setup is fine.

Try to sniff traffic (ping) and see if it gets to the CSM-S.

See if a response is send.


mahendra.raj Wed, 12/30/2009 - 01:56
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The SSL module management IP is reachable intermittently. It respond 3 ping requests out of 10. So don't know what is happening with SSL module. When I do config sync from Primary switch CSM configs are get replicated successfully so it means intercommunication between Primay and Standby CSM is fine. Only problem to reach the SSL module in standby.


Gilles Dufour Wed, 12/30/2009 - 08:22
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As I said, you will need a sniffer trace to check where the packets are going.



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